When you look back through the year, you always remember the films that left a mark on you – Hounds of Love is definitely this sort of beast.
An unflinching look at a couple of who kidnap and torture young girls but this goes a step further as we delve into their twisted relationship.
As much as Hounds of Love can be classed as a torture horror, it rises above your average exploring the couple’s states of mind and digs a bit deeper.
There are scene that will make you feel uncomfortable and the finale is certainly one of the most tense filmed in a long while.
Later this year another aussie export Killing Ground pulled a similiar trick; and wasn’t far behind HOL in my thinking for my favourite horror of the year.
It’s also helped with not one but two tour de force performances from Emma Booth and Stephen Curry who take a broken relationship to new levels.
There are echoes of true crime including couples such as Ian Brady and Myra Hindley who were believed to employ similiar methods on their victims.
Once the credits roll the effect really kicks in with Hounds of Love, a true horror classic and certainly not for the squeamish.
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