Directed by Donna Deitch • 1994 • United States
Starring Joan Severance, Tony Denison, John Allen Nelson
Donna Deitch’s feature follow-up to her groundbreaking lesbian classic DESERT HEARTS is a stylishly sexy thriller in which LA police officer Melanie Hudson (Joan Severance) roams the city while trying to track down a Jack the Ripper–esque serial killer who slits women’s throats after sex. Among the suspects is Connor Ashcroft (John Allen Nelson), a senator’s son with whom she gradually becomes romantically involved. The evidence seems to suggest that Connor is innocent—but is Melanie walking into danger?
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Directed by Harry Hurwitz • 1994 • United States
Starring Martin Kemp, Lise Cutter, Tim Thomerson
It’s dial D for dreamlike dread in this intriguingly Lynchian tale of phone sex turned deadly, which refashions the ingredients of the erotic thriller into a surreal exploration of art, death, and o...
Directed by Sollace Mitchell • 1988 • United States
Starring Patricia Charbonneau, Stephen McHattie, Boyd Gaines
A sexy phone call leads a woman into a labyrinth of danger in this intriguingly offbeat thriller. Anna (Patricia Charbonneau) is a journalist for an alternative New York City newspap...
Crimes of Passion
Directed by Ken Russell • 1984 • United States
Starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison
She is watched. She is worshiped. And she must remain a mystery. Fashion designer Joanna Crane (Kathleen Turner, at the height of her powers) leads a double life. By night she is China Blue, a...