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Overlook Film Festival Hosts World Premiere of Erotic Thriller Doc “WE KILL FOR LOVE”

Monday, March 27, 2023 | News

New Orleans, LA – Yellow Veil Pictures is honored to announce the world premiere of the erotic thriller documentary We Kill for Love. Anthony Penta’s deep dive into the sultry, shadowy world of direct-to-video erotic thrillers will screen for the first time April 1st at the Overlook Film Festival, New Orleans’ 4 day celebration of all things horror.

Written, produced, and directed by Anthony Penta, the doc goes in search of the lost and misunderstood 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.

We Kill for Love stars filmmakers Andrew Stevens, Jim Wynorski, Fred Olen Ray; film stars Monique Parent, Amy Lindsay, Kira Reed Lorsch; film scholars Linda Ruth Williams, Abbey Bender and more.

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

Director Anthony Penta shared, “We Kill for Love is part film essay, part documentary, and part casefile. It’s a record of my prolonged investigation into a forgotten but once lucrative film movement — the direct-to-video erotic thriller — as well as a fantasia on its themes. For six years I tracked down the prime suspects of these films and I recorded their stories. I travelled the country to interview the academics and film writers whose books and articles explored its mysteries. I’m very happy to be partnering with Yellow Veil Pictures on the release of this film, and I’m sure it will serve as a permanent monument to not only a lost film subgenre, but a bygone era of American cinema.”

Saturday, April 1, 2023 
12:00 PM CDT
Canal Place Theater 3
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Sunday, April 2, 2023
5:30 PM CDT
Canal Place Theater 5
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Grace Detwiler
Grace Detwiler (@finalgirlgrace) is a freelance film journalist and law student. Her original work can be found on her blog, FinalGirlGrace, as well as in Rue Morgue's print and online publications.