Erotic thriller

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The erotic thriller is a film and literary subgenre which consists of a mixture between erotica and thriller.[1] The genre increased in North American popularity from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, before declining in marketability.[2]


In film, notable examples of erotic thrillers include Basic Instinct, Body Heat, Bound, Chloe, Crash, Dressed to Kill, Eyes Wide Shut, Sleeping with the Enemy, Wild Things, and Zandalee.


  1. ^ Lundin, Leigh (2010-07-25). "Erotic Mystery Thrillers". sex-n-violence. Criminal Brief. 
  2. ^ Lambie, Ryan (2012-07-16). "The Rise and Fall of the Erotic Thriller". Den of Geek.