Mystery

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane / La Petite Fille au Bout du Chemin (1977) Nicolas Gessner, Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
In this Canadian thriller, Jodie Foster plays the title character, a reclusive, fiercely self-reliant teenager who lives alone in her father’s house. When visitors call, Foster explains that her father is away on business. He’s away, all right…far, far, away. And Foster, determined not to lose her independence, will go to any lengths to protect her secret, a fact that nosy neighbor Alexis Smith learns to her regret. A new danger to Foster’s well-being looms in the form of pedophile Martin Sheen, who schemes to place the girl in a compromising position. Offering a helping hand to Foster is misfit teenager Mario (Scott Jacoby). Laird Koenig adapted his own novel to the screen.

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Undercover Heat (1995) Gregory Dark, Athena Massey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Meg Foster, Mystery, Thriller

Undercover Heat (1995)
A dark and seductive tale of deception, passion and murder. Police officer Cindy Hannen is on the trail of a murderer following the death of a high-priced hooker. In order to get closer to the killer and solve the case, she poses as the dead girl’s friend and is employed as a prostitute at the bordello. Nervous and awkward to begin with, Cindy soon realises that her new persona and job description is not as distasteful as first she thought, and she begins to find herself falling deeper into the world of sex and money. With a killer on the loose and a murder to solve, Cindy must decide where her future lies and whether to follow her heart’s desire or her destiny.

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Demonia (1990) Lucio Fulci, Brett Halsey, Meg Register, Lino Salemme, Horror, Mystery

Demonia (1990)
In southeast Sicily, a team of archaeologists investigate the ruins of a crypt where heretic nuns had been stoned and crucified by the village people in the 16th century. Soon strange things begin to happen, and Liza, one of the team members, starts to have surreal dreams about the nuns. Then the graphic violence begins, starting with a decapitation! The answers lie in the ancient crypt of the nuns.

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Silent House (2011) Chris Kentis, Laura Lau, Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Silent House (2011)
Husband-and-wife directorial team Chris Kentis and Laura Lau direct this suspense horror remake starring Elizabeth Olsen. Sarah (Olsen) has returned to the remote country house where she spent her childhood summers to help pack it up and prepare it for sale. While she is alone in the unoccupied, dimly-lit house, mysterious creaking noises start to emanate from upstairs and Sarah soon finds herself caught in the grip of terror.

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Blow Out (1981) Brian De Palma, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Mystery, Thriller

Blow Out (1981)
In the enthralling Blow Out, brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma, John Travolta gives one of his greatest performances, as a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of a possible eyewitness to the crime (Nancy Allen), who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, Blow Out is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on moviemaking.

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