Mystery

Pablo Larraín – El Club AKA The Club (2015)

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A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs. Read More »

Patchanon Thammajira – Colic: dek hen pee (2006)

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Colic is a syndrome found in infants, which causes infants to cry continuously for hours. The reason behind this illness is usually credited by medical expects to a number of factors. However, some people believe that it’s linked to something supernatural. “Colic” tells a story of a couple (Pongpob and Phraeploy) who have a shotgun wedding upon discovering that Praeploy has unexpectedly become pregnant. After the wedding, Pongpob brings Phraeploy to his mother’s suburban home. The night before Praeploy delivers the child, the house next to theirs catches on fire. When the baby is delivered, and is brought to their house, he screams and cries with no reason. The doctor considers the baby has colic, and tells the couple that the ailment will disappear when the baby turns 3 to 6 months old. Several months later, the baby still hasn’t stopped crying…while the family’s members encounter to mysterious and unexplained experiences. Read More »

Maximilian Schell – Der Richter und sein Henker AKA End of the Game AKA Murder on the Bridge (1975)

Synopsis:
While investigating a high-profile murder case, a savvy but unorthodox veteran police inspector has to cope with a bad conscience, bad health, an overzealous partner, a timid superior and interference from political interests. This is an existential whodunit, but a good one, and like any good whodunit, ends with a very surprising conclusion, which will be spoiled for you if you read much of anything at all about the movie. Read More »

Umberto Lenzi – Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso AKA Seven Blood Stained Orchids (1972)

SYNOPSIS
Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox) directs this giallo, based on a novel by Edgar Wallace, about a killer who begins a series of brutal murders and leaves some bizarre clues that he plans to carry out seven ritualistic killings. The main pieces of evidence, a number of half-moon lockets, lead the police to a man named Mario (Antonio Sabato) who is desperate to prove his innocence. As Mario and a beautiful young woman named Giulia (Uschi Glas) try to solve the killings themselves, they begin to realize that the killer seems to be counting on their every move. A giallo that ranks among the best of its genre, Seven Blood Stained orchids is an atmospheric and frightening thriller. (Rotten Tomatoes) Read More »

D. Ross Lederman – The Last Ride (1944)

Synopsis:
A police lieutenant sets out to break up a ring of tire bootleggers–criminals who sell defective tires to customers who can’t get new ones because of the rubber shortage brought about by the war. His task is complicated by the fact that his brother is mixed up in the racket and that they are both in love with the same girl. Read More »

Ricky D’Ambrose – Notes on an Appearance (2018)

A young man disappears amid talk of violence and demagoguery, leaving behind an obscure cache of letters, postcards, and notebooks. Read More »

Antonio Bido – Solamente Nero AKA The Bloodstained Shadow (1978)

When a young college professor (Lino Capolicchio of HOUSE WITH LAUGHING WINDOWS) returns home to visit his Catholic priest brother (Craig Hill), prominent members of the community begin to be stalked and slaughtered by an unknown killer. Can the brothers uncover the identity of this deranged fiend, even while they are being tortured by their own nightmares of an unspeakable childhood trauma? Read More »