Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel Review

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It is 1958, and a young couple has just checked into The Sunset, a dreary motel. The guest register also includes the wife's lover and a psychotic beatnick her husband has hired to spy on her. Under the watchful eye of the voyeuristic proprietor, all are booked into rooms they will share with desire and hell.


Twin Peaks’ Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) is the provocative heart of this strange, shambling and daft dialogue-heavy black comedy, which tries very hard, but doesn’t quite hit the mark.

It’s 1958 and Fenn is staying at Paul Bartel’s tacky motel with a husband who might want to kill her, a private detective he’s hired to check out her love life and a man on the side who’s much more than he seems. All of them are at cross purposes, and all get awful lines to spout, but Fenn, in her black swimsuit, at least proves decisively that she was indeed the most beautiful woman in the universe.

That said, it still isn’t very good

Not even Sherilyn's twin peaks in a bikini can save this one