Mystery

A Woman’s Secret (1949) Nicholas Ray, Maureen O’Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A Woman's Secret (1949)
Susan is in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a failure. A singer with a limited range, she was a diamond in the rough which Marian and Luke taught how to walk, dress and talk. With the singing lessons, Marian had hoped that she would have the career that Marian would have had if she had not lost her voice. Even though Susan is a scatterbrain girl, Luke does not believe that Marian would have been capable of shooting her. Luke hopes that Detective Fowler will be able to find out the truth and free Marian.

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Wolfhound (2002) Donovan Kelly, Jim Wynorski, Allen Scotti, Jennifer Courtney, Julie Cialini, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Wolfhound (2002)
Colum Kennedy went with his family to an Irish village to visit the places of origin of their ancestors. Once he arrived in the village realizes that the community is populated by beastly shape-shifting beings able to transform into animals. Colum begins to feel an intense passion for a woman who can transform into a wolf and must make a choice: return to his family and bring her home or to give in to temptation.

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Rokugatsu no hebi / A Snake of June (2002) Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Asuka Kurosawa, Yûji Kôtari, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Yukino Asai, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Snake of June (2002)
Rinku is a suicide-prevention counselor, living with her husband Shigehiko. He’s older than she, scrubbing things constantly, sexually indifferent. They sleep apart. During Tokyo’s rainy season, Iguchi, a photographer Rinku has counseled by phone, sends her pictures he has taken through her skylight: she’s wearing a short skirt, masturbating. He offers her the negatives if she’ll follow his instructions. She’s humiliated and agrees. He tells her he’s only giving her license to express her inner desires. He sends her into the night to walk on the wild side. Then, she asks a favor of him, and soon her husband receives phone calls and photographs. Where will this triangle lead?

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Youth of the Beast / Yajû no seishun (1963) Seijun Suzuki, Jô Shishido, Misako Watanabe, Tamio Kawachi, Action, Crime, Mystery

youth_of_the_beast
Joe Shishido plays a tough guy with a secret agenda. His violent behavior comes to the attention of a yakuza boss who immediately recruits him. He soon tries to make a deal with a rival gang a starts a gang war. His real motivations are gradually revealed as we find out how this all ties in with the murder of a policeman shown at the beginning of the film.

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The Living and the Dead (2006) Simon Rumley, Leo Bill, Roger Lloyd Pack, Kate Fahy, Horror, Mystery, drama

The Living and the Dead (2006)
A descent into Hell is triggered when “Ex-Lord” Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, James, fancies himself in charge of the manor house with his terminally ill mother, and barricades the two of them into the house for a series of ever more panicked home treatments, mistakenly protecting her from the arrival of Nurse Mary and any outside help.

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Non Ho Sonno / Sleepless / Le Sang des Innocents (2001) Dario Argento, Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Non Ho Sonno
Detective Ulisse Moretti (von Sydow) is investigating a series of murders in Turin in 1983 known as The Dwarf Murders. The main suspect, a giallo novelist named Vincenzo de Fabritiis, turns up dead and the case is considered closed. However, seventeen years later, a similar series of murders begin and draw the since-retired Moretti back into the case. Moretti teams up with Giacomo (Stefano Dionisi), whose mother was murdered in the 1983 spree, to determine if de Fabritiis is still alive or was actually innocent of the crimes for which he was accused. As the murders continue, the investigating duo discovers that the murderer is arranging their murder to an old nursery rhyme about the killing of animals..

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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) Greg Stebner, Woody Allen, John Tormey, Comedy, Crime, Mystery

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don’t like each other – or at least that’s what they think. During a night out with the rest of the office employees, they go to watch Voltan, a magician who secretly hypnotizes both of them, in order to use them for his dirty schemes. The next evening already, Briggs makes his first robbery, and when he wakes up in the morning he has no memory of it. Things get really complicated when he starts investigating the case. Will he be able to uncover… himself?

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Blutige Schreie / Strange Behavior (1981) Michael Laughlin, Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Strange Behavior (1981)
Widowed John Brady is the Chief of Police in small town Galesburg, Illinois, where he has lived most of his life. His only offspring, Pete Brady, is a bright high school senior. John has been in turmoil since the suspicious death of his wife Catherine years earlier, which he always believed had something to do with her boss, Dr. Le Sange, who himself died shortly after Catherine’s passing. Only recently has John and Pete’s home life gotten back on track with John dating Barbara Moorehead, a waitress at the local hangout, she who has known John for some time. John’s life takes a turn for the worse when he has to investigate the brutal slashing murders of four townsfolk in four separate incidents. A brief eyewitness statement to one of the murders before the eyewitness herself is murdered is the only substantive evidence. However, the three other victims were the sons of long time friends of his. Those three friends have a special connection to John’s past. As such, he believes if the …

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Fear City (1984) Abel Ferrara, Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Fear City (1984)
A killer is targeting New York City strippers, and world-weary policeman Al Wheeler (Billy Dee Williams) confronts sleazes Matt Rossi (Tom Berenger) and Nicky Parenzo (Jack Scalia), who have a hand in the local adult entertainment scene. Wheeler wants the duo to dig up some clues and threatens to find find a reason to put them behind bars. But, as Matt watches his stripper ex-lover, Loretta (Melanie Griffith), cope with the murders through drug abuse, he decides to hunt down the killer himself.

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