We Kill for Love (with secret second features)

Anthony Penta · 2023
265min · DCP and VHS
  • Monday, Aug 21, 2023, 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023, 7:00pm

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. Balancing film art with scholarship, it pulls back the curtain to reveal the heart and soul of a forgotten and often maligned film movement.

“It’s not simply an interesting history of a sub-genre of cinema. It’s also a fascinating sociological and cultural history of 1990’s America.” Scott Phillips, Forbes

“An unmissable documentary about erotic thrillers, spotlighting many lost DTV films that were figuratively—and literally—made with love.” Josh Korngut, Dread Central

WITH SECRET SECOND FEATURES! Each night’s showing of the documentary will be followed by a secret direct-to-video erotic thriller presented on VHS!

The August 21st screening will be introduced by Matt Lynch of Scarecrow Video and The Suspense Is Killing Us podcast, and it will be paired with one of the most WTF erotic thrillers ever conceived, starring an absolute legend of the genre and featuring a performance that uncannily resembles Christian Bale in American Psycho mode.

The August 23rd screening will be paired with a more noir-inspired erotic thriller written and directed by women (a rarity among the genre), starring an Emmy award-winning actor with one of the most recognizable faces in the profession who also happens to be a longtime collaborator of a multiple Academy Award-winning, modern-day director.