Yellow Veil Pictures has announced the world premiere of We Kill for Love, a deep dive into the shadowy world of direct-to-video erotic thrillers. The documentary is written, produced, and directed by Anthony Penta, and it features 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.
The film will make its debut on April 1st at the Overlook Film Festival, New Orleans’ four-day celebration of all things horror, and screen again on April 2nd. Ahead of the premiere, Yellow Veil Pictures has debuted the first clip from the film and a new poster designed by Sam Coyle.
Exploring the Direct-to-Video Erotic Thriller Genre
We Kill for Love seeks to uncover 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. The documentary balances film art with scholarship, pulling back the curtain to reveal the heart and soul of a forgotten and often maligned film movement.
Penta spent six years tracking down the prime suspects of these films and recorded their stories. He also travelled the country to interview academics and film writers whose books and articles explored its mysteries. The result is a film that is part film essay, part documentary, and part case file.
Director Anthony Penta on We Kill for Love
In a statement, director Anthony Penta said, “We Kill for Love is 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. 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.”
We Kill for Love is set to make waves in the film industry with its unique exploration of the direct-to-video erotic thriller genre. It is a must-see for film lovers who want to learn more about this forgotten era of American cinema. Yellow Veil Pictures has once again delivered a film that is sure to leave audiences wanting more.