It has been 28 years since Twin Peaks debuted as a hit television drama on ABC. The show’s never-ending intrigue and captivating characters have made audiences continuously hunger for more after the show’s cancellation. In his 1992 feature film Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me, writer-directed David Lynch and co-screenwriter Bob Engels reunited to expand the world of Twin Peaks, and provide rich new material for the show’s eager fans while revisiting the alternately dark and quirky characters of the surreal series. Serving as a prequel to the original television drama, Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me focuses on the last seven days in the life of homecoming queen Laura Palmer, as well as an investigation into the murder of Teresa Banks.
Originally met with hostile reaction from critics for both its nightmarish brutality and labyrinthine narrative, Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me has grown into a cult hit. In recent years, critics have reexamined the film and have praised the film’s bleak and hallucinogenic atmosphere, with some going as far as to call it a masterpiece. Complemented by last year’s Showtime revival, Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me is a veritable must-see for the fans of the series, as it singularly contains many of the keys necessary to unlock the secrets of Lynch’s mysterious, metaphysical Twin Peaks universe.
Directed by David Lynch. 1992. 135 mins. Rated R.
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“In its own singular, deeply strange way, Fire Walk With Me is David Lynch’s masterpiece.” Calum Marsh, Village Voice
“However terrifying and overwhelmingly sad, Fire Walk with Me is also disturbingly and deliberately funny.” – Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine.
“Fire Walk With Me is not just an artistic triumph in its own right, it’s the key to the entire Twin Peaks universe.” – Martyn Conterio, The Guardian.