This lurid US-Australian production, which premiered in the States on home video, manages to hoist itself out of the erotic thriller ghetto, but doesn't venture quite far enough therefrom.
Years ago unstable Soho artist Julian Jons strangled a model, completing the canvas with her blood. After a hiatus in the asylum, Jons (Brent Fraser) resurfaces in LA as a shadowy figure working on a gallery exhibition. Hard-driving art critic Jennifer Cole (Finola Hughes) tracks down the
reclusive Jons and becomes his lover in spite of the guy's lethal past and wobbly sanity. When wealthy new patron Samuel Rourke (Seymour Cassel) commissions a portrait of Kristie--a lookalike...