Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This business transaction is over!

Here's proof that every sub-genre of film will eventually roll around again if you just stand still in one place and wait long enough. During the Horror drought of the late 80s and early 90s, one of the substitutes we were granted to make do with was the Erotic Thriller, courtesy of creators like Lyne, Eszterhas, Verhoeven, and often featuring Michael Douglas with his pants waaay on the ground. Now we have a new trailer for the thriller Chloe from Canadian director Atom Egoyan, a natural fit for material that's dark and kinky (his Exotica is a must-see, as is The Sweet Hereafter from 1997). It's already seen a European release, and it's slated to open here in the US at the end of March. Reaction has been mixed, but I'm still eager to see it...and weirdly nostalgic for the days when there was at least one movie at the multiplex like this at all times.


the jaded viewer said...

American boom included lots of stalking: Single White Female that flick with Alicia Silverstone...if this becomes successful we're gonna see alot of this type of stuff

Jeff Allard said...

I'm a huge fan of the early '90s run of erotic thrillers and all the upscale yuppies-in-peril slasher pics inspired by The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. I'm almost as fond of those films as I am of the early '80s slashers, in fact. Good times!