J.R. Taylor
May 17, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Terrified

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Heather Graham, Lisa Zane
genre
Erotic, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

Heather Graham is either a bad actress or else really good at conveying emotional detachment, but it’s no coincidence that Catherine Deneuve had a similar effect in Repulsion. That comparison is one hint of the superior nature of the direct-to- video Terrified, about a nymphomaniac stalked by a mysterious assailant. Set in a world of creepy cops and shifty suspects, this quiet character study unfolds while maintaining a steady level of suspense. The movie’s worth a look just for being an erotic thriller that really is erotic, but it’s also that rare low-budget puzzler that trusts viewers to fill in the missing pieces. B

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