COVER ME aspired to historical distinction by announcing itself as the first movie produced under the auspices of Playboy Enterprises, although, in fact, the company had previously backed both Polanski's MACBETH and the anthropological oddity THE NAKED APE. COVER ME did inaugurate a set
of steamy Playboy
features, released directly to video in 1995 via Paramount, but it ultimately amounts to yet another "erotic thriller" that probably would have happened anyway, even without the legendary bunny logo in the credits.
A serial strangler is stalking pinup girls, and investigating Sgt. Colter (Rick Rossovich) hatches the plot device that has been popular since...