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.

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