My mother broke her ankle awhile back and I spent a lot of time playing Netflix rouhlette with her while she recovered. One day I came in while she was watching one of the craziest thrillers I had ever seen. I immediately bought the film and showed it to all my friends. Surveillance is a dark, dark picture. Jennifer Lynch didn't have to imitate her father at all to create a surreal, disturbing, and erotic thriller. This is nothing like David Lynch's films, even though he had his hand in producing... it's wholey unique and special. Surveillance is about two FBI agents who are brought in to interview the three survivors of a violent, roadside incident. As the puzzle comes together, the story becomes more twisted and disturbing. I won't give away any of the twists, but I will say that one actor gives a remarkably insane performance as an unhinged psychopath! Featuring Bill Pullman, Julia Ormond, Michael Ironside, and French Stewart, it's an easy film to get drawn into. The characters are all flawed and trashy, but none of them are boring. From two bored cops who make speeding by-passers as uncomfortable and as vulnerable as possible -in one of the films most squirm-inducing moments-, to junkies who watch an overdose and steal the victims remaining supply, its hard to find a character worth any sympathy... and the bizarre blending of sexuality and death -I would go into more detail, but that would involve spoilers- makes my skin crawl. But that is what keeps this film so entertaining, so sick, and so uncomfortable. It works its way under your skin and stays there, from its first chaotic second to the last. I really wish Jennifer Chambers Lynch would make a comeback. She started off so strongly with her own take on her dad's genre -surreal/thrillers- with Boxing Helena and Surveillance... but nowadays she just seems to direct for television. We always need more hard-hitting films like this, that blur thriller and horror lines, that test boundries, that seek to discomfort. I'm not saying we are short on this type of film, I'm just saying I wouldn't complain if SHE made more. Wonderful direction, brilliant cast, and one hell of a fucked up script. Add it to your list.