Hounds of Love
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
“Snowtown meets Natural Born Killers … with a fetid psychological energy that clings like an unshakeable dream” — The Guardian “A harrowing ride that morphs from discrete horror to probing character study and back again in a vivid yet admirably restrained 108 minutes.” — Variety “Deliberately uncomfortable viewing, this is nevertheless a compelling exercise in gritty psycho-noir with outstanding performances and real dramatic weight. Director Ben Young is a name to watch.” — Empire “The perfect true-crime-horror sweetspot.” — Rolling Stone If you missed this film’s East Coast premiere at BUFF 2017, here’s possibly your last chance to see it locally on the big screen! In the summer of 1987, seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is abducted by serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. With escape seeming impossible, she begins to observe the dynamic between her captors and quickly realizes she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive. Invoking Kate Bush’s album of the same name, Hounds of Love subtly treads similar conceptual waters. Where that album’s entire second side centers on a woman lost at sea, the film focuses on three indelibly linked women attempting to keep their heads above water in light of the harrowing circumstance that binds them. Seekers of gratuitous thrill-killing titillation are urged to bark up another tree; it’s the violence you don’t see that unsettles. Ben Young’s first feature is a feat of tension building, suspense, and restraint – an unflinching immersive nightmare that offers a bold new spin on the serial-killer genre, while drawing powerfully from its sunny setting’s own dark past. In the spirit of holiday giving, please enjoy this free screening courtesy of BUFF and Gunpowder & Sky. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.