Sunday, April 08, 2018
"Boxing Helena" reminds me of "Pieces"
Here’s a curious film: “Boxing Helena”, by Jennifer Lynch (1993), from Orion and MGM.
In Britain, a surgeon Dean (Julian Sands) hits Helena (Sherilyn Fenn) with a car. To conceal his crime, be brings her home and drugs her. Then he operates: first, off with her arms, and then her legs.
And taunt him she does, even from her toy box, until a boyfriend “rescues” her and demolishes the surgeon. This has happened to people with Type B meningitis, as with septic shock.
TV anchor Tom Snyder liked this film.