Erotic thriller

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Director Brian De Palma's earliest, heavily stylistic films (one example being Dressed to Kill) are particularly reminiscent of Hitchcock's tense thrillers.

The erotic thriller is a film and literary subgenre which consists of a thriller, that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as its main elements,[1] with an element of eroticism.[2] The genre became popular, especially in the United States, from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, before declining in marketability.[3][4]

In some films, the development of a sexual relationship (or even a one-night stand) is often used to create tension in the storyline, especially if the people involved should not be sleeping together, such as in Out of Sight (1998), where a U.S. Marshal has sex with the criminal she is pursuing.

Notable erotic thriller films[edit]






  1. ^ "Genre: Thriller". Retrieved June 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Lundin, Leigh (2010-07-25). "Erotic Mystery Thrillers". sex-n-violence. Criminal Brief. 
  3. ^ Lambie, Ryan (2012-07-16). "The Rise and Fall of the Erotic Thriller". Den of Geek. 
  4. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (2006-04-03). Hollywood Reporter, ed. "Erotic thrillers lose steam on big screen". Erotic genre weak. Hollywood.