Lost Highway is a 1997 French-American psychological thriller film with elements of horror and neo-noir. Written and directed by David Lynch, the film stars Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty and Robert Loggia. Lynch co-wrote the screenplay with Barry Gifford, whose novel served as the basis for Lynch's 1990 film Wild at Heart. The film features the last film appearances of Richard Pryor, Jack Nance, and Robert Blake. It is also notable for being the acting debut of Marilyn Manson. Fred Madison, a Los Angeles saxophonist, receives a message from an unknown man on the intercom at the front door of his house, saying, "Dick Laurent is dead." When he looks out his window, the streets outside his house are empty, and faint police sirens are heard in the distance. Fred then plays his saxophone at a nightclub that night, but his wife Renée does not join him. Fred calls her at home during a break, but she does not answer the very loud telephone. Arriving home later, Fred sees Renée asleep in bed. The next morning, there is a mysterious package, on the front doorstep, containing a videotape of their home. One night, after the two have sex, Fred sees Renée's face as that of a pale old man. As the days pass, more tapes arrive, showing the interior of their house and even shots of them asleep in bed. Fred and Renée call the police, but the detectives say that there is nothing they can do about it.