Erotic 80’s: Dressed to Kill

Every nightmare has a beginning... This one never ends.


Brian De Palma

Inspired and informed by the “Erotic 80s” season of film critic and historian Karina Longworth’s acclaimed podcast “You Must Remember This”, Sidewalk Cinema’s Erotic 80s film series highlights 10 influential and emblematic erotic thrillers featured in the series. Over the course of 12 podcast episodes Longworth investigates the cultural, social and political impact of the erotic thriller genre throughout the decade and beyond. The “Erotic 80s” film series presents the opportunity to catch zeitgeisty erotic thrillers on the big screen. The series can be viewed on its own, but is also intended as a companion to the award-winning podcast series, listen here: https://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/

After witnessing a mysterious woman brutally slay a homemaker, prostitute Liz Blake finds herself trapped in a dangerous situation. While the police thinks she is the murderer, the real killer is intent on silencing her only witness.


Credits

Director(s):

Brian De Palma

Producer(s):

George Litto

Writer(s):

Brian De Palma

Cast:

Michael Caine, Nancy Allen, Angie Dickinson, Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz, David Margulies

Composer(s):

Pino Donaggio