Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1992. Columbia Pictures Corporation. Screenplay by Don Roos, based on the novel SWF Seeks Same by John Lutz. Cinematography by Luciano Tivoli. Produced by Barbet Schroeder. Music by Howard Shore. Production Design by Milena Canonero. Costume Design by Milena Canonero. Film Editing by Lee Percy.
Deliver us from evil roommates–and this movie, while you’re at it. Bridget Fonda decides to take in a roommate to help ease the rent after she shucks her unfaithful boyfriend. After a series of possibilities she settles on shy, weird Jennifer Jason Leigh (at her creepiest). At first it seems that Leigh’s unhealthy attachment to Fonda is simply the product of her own insecurity, but it soon becomes obvious that we’re dealing with a sick and deranged mind. This movie offers all the requisite thrills and chills that Hollywood horror is supposed to have, but it’s also very trashy. Steven Weber co-stars as Fonda’s boyfriend, a man who will end any possible fetishes you might have for stiletto heels.