Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.
In 1987 Perth, Australia, John and Evelyn White. are a pair of serial killers who target teenage girls. One night, Vicki Maloney, who impetuously sneaks out of the house for a forbidden party, is lured by the pair into their clutches. Now paying dearly for her naivety, Vicki must endure a horrific nightmare of confinement and torture at the hands of this depraved pair. Against these murderers, Vicki's only chance of survival is a mix of subterfuge, cunning, and mind games while her estranged parents and her boyfriend desperately try to learn what has happened and what can be done to find her. Meanwhile, the Whites have growing problems of their own, which could provide the only hope Vicki could have to survive.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
The antagonist vehicle was a VH Commodore Vacationer issued in 1983. The number plate or registration number of the vehicles issued between 1978 and 1997 were numbered 6AA-000 with black text on a reflective yellow background. The 1AAA-000 number plate series was introduced in 1997 and was styled blue text on a white reflective background. Prior to 1978, number plates in WA were numbered either UAA-000 or XAA-000 and were styled black text on white background. The 1983 vehicle depicted in the picture depicted a 1AAA-000 style number plate (1997 onwards) with black text on white background (pre-1978). It technically should have been a 6AA-000 plate with black text on yellow. Considering the amount of detail the director went into to recreate the era, this anachronism seems odd (even deliberate). See more »
I'll tell you what. How about... you and I... go in there right now and show her who's running the show? Come on, Evie. That's why she's here. Let's make the most of her. Together. Like we always do...
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Feels like you're watching something you're not supposed to be watching
In short, surprisingly good. If you like the edge of your seat psychological thriller that simultaneously captures a time of the past perfectly and feels so real that you find yourself researching to find out whether or not it was based on true events, then you'll definitely want to see this one. This definitely feels like you're sitting front and center as part of the film itself, as though you're watching something private that wasn't intended to be seen by anyone but the participants. Atmospheric and keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire time, this movie transports the viewer back to the year 1987. They certainly captured the year perfectly along with character nuances and the emotion of the time. The story was ever so slightly similar to that of the true events of Colleen J. Stan from 1977 California, however this story takes place a decade later in Australia and the kidnapped girl is younger (high school age) and isn't kept in a box. This film, while it certainly FEELS like a true story, is not and is actually a compilation of inspiration from various similar events from true crime writing. This movie felt SO TRUE TO LIFE that I actually felt compelled to look up whether or not it was based on real events and learned that it's a fictional account. That said, the writing is really that good. The ending has a couple of surprises and what you anticipate happening doesn't then changes again, so I felt it was worth the review.
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