Adapted from a little-known novella by apocalyptic pulp-visionary Jim Thompson, written in the '50s but published posthumously, this exercise in period noir is a spider's nest of luridness driven by incest, nymphomania and murderous
insanity, and all but suffocated by its meticulous production design. Warped by a childhood whose turning point was their 4th birthday, when they witnessed their philandering father's shotgun murder of a romantic rival, fraternal twins Marty and Carol Lakewood (Billy Zane and Gina Gershon) grow up
desperately, unnaturally dependent on one another and committed to taking the world for everything they can get. As adults, they run into sim...