DOMESTIC : SUSPENSE

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Online Content Archive : Suspense

9:06 

STARRING: Jana Zupancic, Igor Samobor, Labina Mitevska 

DIRECTOR: IGOR STERK 

A police detective becomes obsessed with a mysterious suicide where the victim apparently died with his body completely shaved head to toe, wearing nothing but a watch, which had stopped at the exact time of 9:06 AM. But delving into the victim’s life, and eventually death, inextricably drags the detective through his own painful memories of love and loss. His personal insights however become the... 

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BADLAND 

STARRING: Jamie Draven, Joe Morton, Vinessa Shaw, Chandra West, Grace Fulton 

DIRECTOR: FRANCESCO LUCENTE 

Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he has been transformed by horrors that cannot be forgiven. He lives a life of poverty, his children afraid of him and his wife, Nora... 

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BASEMENT, THE 

STARRING: Shaun Lawton (Aeon Flux), Numan Acar (Musallat), Sila Sahin (Hounded) 

DIRECTOR: ROBERT C. FRANKE 

On a deserted crossroad, Tarek is waiting for the illegal immigrant trafficker Faruk to hand him over his long lost girlfriend. The exchange goes bad and Faruk threatens Tarek with deadly consequences. There is nothing left for Tarek to do but hide his girlfriend in the trunk of his car and escape the city before Faruk sends his minions to haunt him down. While Tarek nervously navigates the busy... 

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BEHIND THE GLASS 

STARRING: LEON LUCEV, JADRANKA DOKIC, DARIA LORENCI 

DIRECTOR: ZRINKO OGRESTA 

The private lives of three nouveau riche Croatians are brought to a boil, in a love triangle, pinning a self-assured architect between his tart tongued wife and his long suffering mistress, who also happens to be his business partner. It’s been a six-year affair between Nikola and Ana and Nikola’s wife Maja has known it for almost as long. Ana has all but lost hope and walks around bitter and... 

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BONES 

STARRING: Jimmy Bennett (Star Trek, Orphan, Evan Almighty), Melissa Ordway (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), Andrew Lawrence (Recess: School’s Out, Jack Frost), Jesse James (Butterfly Effect, Jumper, Amityville Horror), Zakk Wylde (V For Vendetta, Rock Star, Torque)
 

DIRECTOR: FRANK PESTARINO 

Set in 1989 Long Island New York, "Bones" is the heartbreaking story of four teenagers who find themselves in a situation spinning out of control. Each with challenges of their own, the teens must grow up fast in order to survive. Despite the chaos, love blossoms, shining a bit of light into their seemingly dark world. The events that take place... 

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BUREAUCRACY 

STARRING: Jack Robinson, David Simon, Kaitlyn Black 

DIRECTOR: MARK PERREAULT 

Roger takes care of his blind sister living in a rundown trailer park, and works at a “Bureau” where he is paid as a clerk but must contend with the responsibilities of a manger. He gets very little respect in the workplace and his oppressive, paper-pushing boss takes advantage of him while reneging on the promise of a promotion to assistant manager, and a pay-raise. After some investigative work... 

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CARCASSES 

STARRING: Jean-Paul Colmor, Etienne Grutman, Anne Carrier, Celia Leveillee-Marois 

DIRECTOR: DENIS COTE 

Jean-Paul Colmor is 74 years old. After an accident early in his life he took a retreat in collecting cars, wrecks and junk, for the last 40 years. Living among tons and tons of debris, he quietly works each day on his unimaginable property, furnishing and dealing car parts to mechanics and other iron afficionados. One day… four intruders visit Colmor in search of a corner of twisted paradise.... 

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COLLECTIVE, THE 

STARRING: Kelly Overton (Tekken, The Ring Two, It Runs in the Family) Laura Allen (Mona Lisa Smile, Old Dogs, CSI Miami) 

DIRECTOR: JUDSON PEARCE MORGAN & KELLY OVERTON 

Tyler Clarke is on the red eye to New York City. Two Days ago she received a cryptic voice mail from her sister, asking for help. But she didn’t say why. And now that Tyler has arrived, Jessica is nowhere to be found. In order to find out what has happened, Tyler must delve into a world of darkness and lies, the underbelly of a spiritually... 

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DADDYS HOME 

STARRING: Christina Trevino (Walk Hard: Dewey Cox Story), C.H. Morris, Joe Estevez, Scott L. Schwartz, Pedro Garcia (Fast And Furious 5)
 

DIRECTOR: JUSTIN PRICE 

Angelica is a fresh-on-the-job elementary school teacher who follows her long time boyfriend Bryon to a new town. On the first day of school she notices one of her students, Willow seems troubled and different from all the other kids. After a period of unbroken silence from Willow and violent behavior from her older brother Steven, Angelica learns... 

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DARK WOODS 

STARRING: James Russo (Public Enemies, CSI. Miami, Donnie Brasco), Tracy Coogan, John Muscarnero, Mary Kate Wiles 

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL ESCOBEDO 

A critically acclaimed psychological thriller; Dark Woods tells the story of a young couple who moves to a secluded cabin to cope with the wife’s terminal illness. After the husband rescues a young girl from the abusive hands of her psychotic uncle he is coerced by local law enforcement to allow her to stay with them. As the illness consumes the... 

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DARTWORTH 

STARRING: Matt Bell, Luke Cadden, Morgan Coyle, Tim Dashwood, Chris Davis, Ian McFadyen 

DIRECTOR: ANDRE SEAGER 

Set in the closed and poisonous world of an isolated privileged private school for boys, Dartworth takes us deep into the power structures in the school, where the boys operate a counter world, entirely of their own, making and within the Prefects control. When Julian Mitchell, self-proclaimed anarchist, is forced into this world, his ideas and actions begin to unravel the framework of which this... 

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EMPTY 

STARRING: Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Jon Carlo (The Engagement) 

DIRECTOR: C.S.DRURY 

Charming young slacker Dell Hansard is in love with beautiful Piper. He makes an impromptu proposal on a weeklong camping trip, but Piper, the daughter of a wealthy businessman hesitates. On their way home they stop at a gas station, and are surprised to find signs reading 'closed indefinitely due to the gas crisis'.

Having been away for a few days the young couple does not realize the world... 

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EXIT NO.6 

STARRING: Eddie Peng, Juan Ching-Tien, Yoo Ha-Na and Olivia Chen 

DIRECTOR: LIN YU-HSIEN 

Exit No. 6 is a place where anything is possible… One summer Van Dine, an urban Jedi, teams up with his buddies Vance, Fion and Vivian to investigate a series of mysterious incidents involving disappearing high school girls. All the evidence leads to an online secret society named “Autumn Leaves Club.” As the gang of fearless friends dig deeper, the truth reveals itself to be even more terrifying... 

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FOUR STORIES OF ST. JULIAN 

STARRING: Nicholl Hiren, Ky Evans, David Alan Graf, Tommie St. Cyr 

DIRECTOR: SHANE THUESON 

In the spirit of Hitchcock’s ROPE and LIFEBOAT, this unconventional thriller takes place entirely inside an elevator, the elevator inside the St Julian building; a decrepit, inner-city building. Once a respected hospital, St. Julian now welcomes only the city’s downtrodden and corrupt. As four strangers begin a routine descent, the elevator suddenly lurches to a halt, becoming stuck between... 

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FUEL 

STARRING: Michael Esparza, C. Thomas Howell 

DIRECTOR: OKTAY ORTABASI 

Fuel is the story of Emilio’s struggle to save his girl, Sandy, from a dead-end abusive life. Emilio and Sandy need to “get out” before it is too late. Growing up working at his tyrannical stepfather's gas station, Emilio discovers that he has the ability to run fast. With the hope of a scholarship, he sees an opportunity to leave his hometown, along with his troubles, and take Sandy with him.... 

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GREEN RIVER 

STARRING: Kristina Hughes (Without Prejudice, Old School, NYPD Blue), Danielle Franke (Fat Actress, The Aviator, Days of our Lives) 

DIRECTOR: SAM TAYBI 

Haunted by her sister’s mysterious disappearance many years ago at Green River, Charisma Kavanagh (Danielle Franke) returns to silence her ghosts and make peace with the past. In her search for closure to this disturbing part of her life she returns to the family cabin with her wary friend Allison Chase (Kristina Hughes). Tension grows between... 

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JAKES CLOSET 

STARRING: Brook Bloom (HBO's Deadwood), Sean Bridges (CSI: Miami) Anthony De Marco 

DIRECTOR: SHELLI RYAN 

Jake's Closet delivers an elegant and unforgetably powerful suspence film seen through the eyes of a little boy coping with his family's breakup. With a remarkable performance by seven-year-old Anthony De Marco as Jake. Jake's Closet takes you on a deeply moving journey as Jake navigates the landscape of his parents excalating divorce and finds himslef haunted by something ominous lurking in his... 

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JOURNAL OF A CONTRACT KILLER 

STARRING: Justine Powell (The Flirting Club), Adam Leese (Until Death, Rock Rivals), Jake Canuso (Nine, Flyboys), Marco Gambino (The International) 

DIRECTOR: TONY MAYLAM 

Stephanie Komack was a high-class hooker and assassin for the Italian Mob. Now working in London as a waitress and a single mother to
her seven year old daughter, the mob tracks Stephanie down and persuades her to do one last job. The hit goes wrong and Stephanie soon
realizes the stark consequences of her failure. They snatch her daughter as... 

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LA FRAGILIDAD DE LOS SEGUNDOS (“The Fragility of Seconds”) 

STARRING: Matthew Tomkin (Prison Break, Friday Night Lights), Julio Cedillo (The Mist, Bordertown, The Rookie) 

DIRECTOR: MATTHEW STEPHEN TOMKIN & JULIO CESAR CEDILLO 

An intimate suspense drama set against the desolate backdrop of the dusty bordertown of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; a stone throw away from Ciudad Juarez. Its only three days until the bordertown citizens fill the streets for the annual revolution parade in honor of Mexico’s favorite son; Pancho Villa. Three men, strangers to each other, arrive on... 

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LOCAL, THE 

STARRING: Dan Eberle, Karl Herlinger, Maya Ferrara 

DIRECTOR: DAN EBERLE 

The Local tells the story of a man drifting along the dark edge of society. Tortured by addiction and a trouble past, the local has just been released from jail, and returns to the only world he knows; that of crime. He becomes a messenger for Brooklyn’s top drug gang, a job that carries quick rewards as well as the risk of death. When a mysterious stranger approaches the local, and offers him a... 

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PRAYER TO A VENGEFUL GOD 

STARRING: Dan Eberle (The Local, Jail City), Paul James Vasquez (Lonesome Dove, Blind Fury), Jennifer Farrugia (Ektha, The Last Goodbye)
 

DIRECTOR: DAN EBERLE 

After a violent home invasion, resulting in the murder of his wife Jennifer (Jennifer Farrugia), John Krause (Dan Eberle) rouses from a four-month coma to a waking nightmare of life decimated, pain, addiction, violation and finally, all-consuming vengeance. He re-enters the world, but everything has changed. In a fog of grief and sadness, John... 

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QUENCH 

STARRING: Bo Barrett 

DIRECTOR: ZACK PARKER 

Photographed in the warm beaty of Midwestern Autumn, QUENCH tells the story of Derik, a young man grieving over the recent death of a loved one. After finding no one to turn to, Derik decides to abandon his current life at college to visit Jason. Although best friends since grade school, the two have not seen or spoken to one another in three years. Once they have reunited, Derik soon realizes... 

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STRONGER THAN BLOOD (BIS AUFS BLUT) 

STARRING: Jacob Matschenz (Run While You Can), Burak Yigit (Shahada), Balder Beyer (Notruf Hafenkante), Aylin Tezel (Almanya)
 

DIRECTOR: OLIVER KIENLE 

Tommy and Sule are like brothers: Through their short lives of 19 years, their friendship has become bulletproof. Their gang is their family, and they live life like there’s no tomorrow. They dream of opening an auto body shop together – but Tommy gets caught up in a botched drug deal and is sent to a juvenile prison. When he is released six... 

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THE DEPOSITION 

STARRING: Charles Rashard, Rachel Forbes, Nate Prestidge, Mandy Thomas, Jim Work 

DIRECTOR: EDWARD MENSORE 

When a man causes a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened. Now, a shell of his former self, he must piece together his identity, escape the harsh judgement of the community, and reconcile conflicting court testimonies of others involved in the events that lead to that tragic... 

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THE GERBER SYNDROME 

STARRING: Sax Nicosia, Luigi Piluso, Valentina Bartolo and Pia Lanciotti 

DIRECTOR: MAXI DEJOIE 

A kiss. A handshake. A simple hug. We all know how easy it is to get infected by a virus. But this time its not just any virus. It’s the Gerber syndrome, a new pathology that doesnt look like a normal flu. A TV crew is making a documentary about this new pathology. It’s the Gerber syndrome, a highly contagious virus with devastating effects. Through the testimony of three people that are directly... 

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UNMOVED MOVER, THE 

STARRING: Jan Frycz, Andrzej Chyra and Marieta Zukowska 

DIRECTOR: LUKASZ BARCZYK 

Unmoved Movers is a sexual thriller. It starts like a sad story of human conditions which soon turns into a bad dream, and ultimately regresses into a violent nightmare. Based on real events in a small suburban town in Poland, that captured the attention and shock of a nation, Unmoved Mover tells the story of a group of seemingly ordinary people in a seemingly ordinary small community, who become... 

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WHAT YOU DO NOT SEE 

STARRING: Ludwig Trepte, Frederick Lau, Alice Dwyer, Bibiana Beglau, Andreas Patton 

DIRECTOR: WOLFGANG FISCHER 

Anton arrives at a summerhouse with his mother and her new boyfriend, on an seemingly innocent mini-vacation. As Anton explores the new environment, he meets Katja and David who seemingly live alone in a neighboring house. Gradually and unsuspectingly, they draw Anton into a dangerous vortex of emotional confusion – where sexual overtures, subtle seduction and surprising violence all play a part.... 

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