The middle of the desert is the scary setting for American Perfekt (1997), a serial-killer thriller with strong performances by Robert Forster, Amanda Plummer, and David Thewlis. Forster plays an enigmatic doctor who decides his fate by the roll of a die. He picks up Amanda, and the two have some naked good times before the violence paints this randy picture red. Add sweet Fairuza Balk, who shows up as Amanda's drifter sister--though sadly she's not nearly as skinful--and there's a hot time in the old desert tonight. American Perfekt is a perfectly thrilling modern noir, and it's a perversely good treat to boot.