'Hounds of Love' Trailer Gives Abuction Horror an '80s Twist

First-time director Ben Young is behind the film, which is earning a lot of positive buzz.
Courtesy of Venice Film Festival

The new trailer for Hounds of Love is frightening enough that it may prompt you to get your very own guard dog to keep you safe.

The film takes place in suburban Perth, Australia, in the 1980s, where twisted serial killer couple John (Stephen Curry) and Evelyn (Emma Booth) have been kidnapping and killing young women. Vicki (Ashleigh Cummings) is abducted by the pair and must fight for her survival. 

The film has gotten stellar reviews. Although most of the violence takes place offscreen, the unpleasant subject matter had some audience members leave the theater at the Venice Film Festival, where Cummings was awarded best actress.

First-time director Ben Young is behind the project and is next helming the Michael Pena sci-fi thriller Extinction for Universal

Hounds of Love opens in select theaters and will be available on VOD on May 12.