Elizabeth Sayers enrolls at Salem’s School for Girls, her dead sister’s alma mater, in Salem, Mass. to investigate why her sister, Martha, was mysteriously hanging from a 12-foot ceiling beam at the girls’ West Coast home.
This is a dramatisation of the true story of Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong, a solicitor and magistrate’s clerk who lived in the small Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. In 1921 he was arrested and charged with poisoning his domineering wife, Catherine, and later attempting to poison a business rival, Oswald Martin, by administering arsenic to them.
L’Espérance (2004) Stefan Pleszczynski, Patrick Labbé, Maxime Dumontier, Isabel Richer, Drama, Mystery
The village of L’Espérance is perched between the mountains and the great river. Its inhabitants include young people – who don’t have much of a future – as well as many widows and old men. The village continues to be haunted by the tragic death of 13 miners. One day, a stranger arrives.
Marnie Edgar is a habitual liar and a thief who gets jobs as a secretary and after a few months robs the firms in question, usually of several thousand dollars. When she gets a job at Rutland’s, she also catches the eye of the handsome owner, Mark Rutland. He prevents her from stealing and running off, as is her usual pattern, but also forces her to marry him.
Alice or the last escapade / Alice ou la dernière fugue (1977) Claude Chabrol, Sylvia Kristel, Charles Vanel, Fernand Ledoux, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek help. She goes to a creepy manor and is welcomed by the owner, Henri Vergennes, and his butler, Colas. Alice is invited to spend the night in the house. The next morning, Alice can’t find the two men from he previous night but finds her car surprisingly fixed. She tries to leave but cannot find the gate. She stops the car and walks around the wall trying to find an exit but becomes increasingly worried with what she finds.
Bloody New Year (1987) Norman J. Warren, Suzy Aitchison, Nikki Brooks, Daniel James, Horror, Mystery
Five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is, it’s early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them…
Zigeunerweisen / Tsigoineruwaizen (1980) Seijun Suzuki, Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Toshiya Fujita, Horror, Mystery
A man mistakes hat during a religious service. In dream, he will relive the life of the owner of this hat: Athanase Pernath is a gemstone in the Prague ghetto. Despite him, the man is going to be mixed up in the life of his neighbors. Family stories, scams, jealousies and revenge will lead Pernath into prison, as the threat of the Golem, this monster created by a rabbi and waking up every thirty-three years, hovers over the city.
Histoire de Marie et Julien / The Story of Marie and Julien (2003) Jacques Rivette, Emmanuelle Béart, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Anne Brochet, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is dead, the rest of her past a mystery.