At the heat of passion, doomed attraction, basic instinct, devilish seductress, dangerous games, and double lover. Take an exciting excursion into the history of the erotic thriller sub-genre, in which suspense mixes with excitement to create the most significant moments. In this article of Gazettely, we look at 22 of the best erotic thriller movies of all time! Stay tuned.
After his mother dies, Nick (Julian Sands), the surgeon, comes to inherit a house where he longs to live with the woman with whom he spent one night. However, Helena (Sherilyn Fenn) firmly rejects all other advances. Moreover, Nick will never stop pursuing the object of his desire. The opportunity to change the situation arises when the girl has a severe accident.
When a car hits her near his house and runs over her legs, Nick takes her in and amputates her legs. Even the sedatives can’t break her resistance, however, and so he amputates her arms as well. Then he places her on a unique altar, where he impersonates her in a replica of the Venus de Milo. In the security of his home, He hides her from the world, in the belief that her hatred and contempt will turn into devotion and love.
To David Lynch’s daughter Jennifer, the mutilated woman motif serves as a sarcastic metaphor for the male desire to possess the object of his desire at any cost, including the cost of its destruction. Nick is attracted to Helen’s personality’s independent, rebellious, animalistic side. The traumatic relationship with his deceased mother is also reflected in his relationship with her. Interweaving reality with a dream that ultimately proves key to interpreting the story, the movie is interesting from today’s perspective primarily for its affinity with the work of the director’s father.
- IMDb rating: 47%.
- Genre: Thriller
- Original title: Boxing Helena
- Director: Jennifer Lynch
- Cast: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith, Art Garfunkel, Betsy Clark, Nicolette Scorsese.
- Origin and premiere: USA, 1993
- Running time: 108 minutes