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We Kill for Love goes in search of the forgotten world of the direct-to-video erotic thriller, an American film genre that once dominated late night cable television and the shelves of neighborhood video stores. Through interviews with the many directors, writers, and actors who fanned the flames of this sexy subgenre, to academics and film historians whose books have explored its mysteries, this documentary explores the erotic thriller from its origins in film noir to its heyday during the 1980s and 90s home video explosion. Told with humor and tact and accompanied by hundreds of illustrative clips from DTV erotic thrillers, We Kill for Love balances film art with film scholarship as it pulls back the curtain to reveal the heart and soul of a forgotten and often maligned film movement.

 


                                       

 

BUY THE BLURAY AT VINEGAR SYNDROME
» 3-Part Commentary Track:
    DANGER by Travis Woods
    ROMANCE by Samm Deighan
    SEDUCTION by Douglas Keesey
» 6 Additional Interview Sequences
» The History of the Phrase Erotic Thriller / Essay by Anthony Penta
» Generation XXX / Essay by Justin LaLiberty
» English SDH subtitles

 

 

 
 

Crimes of Desire: A Casefile on the Erotic Thriller
Our essay and investigation into the erotic thriller, the 1990s home video industry, and the contemporary resurgence of the subgenre for the film journal Lo Specchio Scuro/The Dark Mirror.

 

The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood - Erotic Thrillers: Unsung Heroes of Home Video
Sonny Bunch at The Bulwark talks with Anthony Penta about the home video industry of the 1980s and 90s and the evolution of the erotic thriller.

Projection Booth Special Report 2023: We Kill for Love
Mike White of The Projection Booth podcast talks with Anthony Penta about the erotic thriller phenomenon of the 1980s and '90s.

The Daily Grindhouse
[Zach Butcher] Anthony Penta , Director of We Kill for Love

The Daily Dead
[Jonathan James] Q&A with We Kill for Love Director / Writer / Producer Anthony Penta

 

NEW YORK TIMES
We Kill for Love Review: What They Did in Hollywood’s Shadows

FORBES
Horror Films Take New Orleans By Storm At The Overlook Film Festival

DREAD CENTRAL
New Documentary Unearths The Lost World Of The Erotic Thriller

MONDO DIGITAL
The Mondo Digital review of We Kill for Love

CRIME READS
A Cultural History of the Erotic Thriller by David Masciotra

MOVIEGOING ROCKS
Horror Arrives - My (Late) Overlook Film Festival 2023 Review Report

RUE MORGUE
Erotic Thriller Documentary We Kill for Love Documents Taboo Sub-genre

BLOODY FLICKS
We Kill For Love: Overlook Film Fest 2023 Review

THE BLOGGING BANSHEE
Overlook Film Festival 2023 Review: We Kill For Love

DIABOLIQUE MAGAZINE
The Duality of Passion - Anthony Penta Chronicles the Lost World of the Erotic Thriller in We Kill for Love

CINEMA CRAZED
We Kill for Love - The Lost World of the Erotic Thriller

OVERLY HONEST MOVIE REVIEWS
The Golden Era of Subtle Seduction Revisited

THE MOVIE SLEUTH
We Kill for Love Reviewed

EYE FOR FILM
We Kill for Love Film Review

SONIC CINEMA
We Kill for Love Film Review

FLICK ATTACK
We Kill for Love: The Lost World of the Erotic Thriller

CINAPSE
We Kill for Love is an Epic Deep Dive into the History of the Erotic Thriller

AIPT
We Kill for Love Review: Exhaustive Look at Erotic Thrillers

KATIE AT THE MOVIES
We Kill for Love Review

KIOS-FM/BBC WORLD SERVICE
We Kill for Love Review

 


                   
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