Blue Velvet (David Lynch, USA, 1986)

Three decades after its initial release, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet has lost none of its power to derange, terrify, and exhilarate.
— Village Voice

Kyle Maclachlan stars as Jeffrey Beaumont, an innocent young college student who returns to his home town in order to care for his sick father. A grisly discovery made while Walking through a field near his home leads Jeffrey into a dangerous world of organised crime, sadomasochistic violence, sexual perversion and drug abuse. Denis Hopper truly terrifies as unhinged criminal, Frank Booth and Isabella Rossellini smoulders as damaged lounge singer, Dorothy Vallens. Lynch's neo-noir masterpiece is an unforgettable journey beneath the unassuming surface of small town America.

As chosen by the winning team of our Winter Film Quiz.