The Crush is a 1993 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Alan Shapiro, which stars Cary Elwes as Nick Eliot and Alicia Silverstone as Darian Forrester, in her feature film debut. When 28-year-old writer Nick Eliot moves to a new city for a magazine job, Darian Forrester, the 14-year-old daughter of the landlords whose guesthouse he rents, instantly makes her attraction to Nick clear. However, while Nick romances photographer Amy Maddik at work, he has trouble fending off Darian's advances. As her obsession with Nick grows, Darian becomes angry at being rejected and starts attacking his property and friends, even going as far as having him arrested for sexual assault. It was filmed on location from September 24 to November 20, 1992, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The movie quickly became a cult classic. It also influenced other thriller and suspense movies of the 90s and 2000s.


Twenty-eight-year-old writer Nick Eliot (Cary Elwes) secures a job at Pique magazine and lodging in a guest house belonging to Cliff and Liv Forrester. The handsome Nick soon becomes acquainted with and frequently visited by the couple's 14-year-old daughter Darian (Alicia Silverstone) a precocious girl who becomes intensely infatuated with him.