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Online Content Archive : Thriller

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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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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BATTLE: NEW YORK DAY 2 

STARRING: Nat Cassidy, Christopher Frederick (Heads and Tails), Kathleen Kwan (Children of Invention), Danielle Quisenberry (Mad Hot Ballroom), Maduka Steady (Lorenzo’s Oil, Freedomland) 

DIRECTOR: RALPH BOSWELL 

Laura Sommers is hearing voices in her head and consults with a psychiatrist. The therapy is suddenly cut short when New York City is rocked by an alien invasion. Laura is knocked out and awakens to an empty, andoned city. A drifter, Neil, finds Laura and takes her to safety. He's mentally unbalanced, and ramblingly tries to explain the danger... 

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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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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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DOGS LIE 

STARRING: Frank Boyd (B.U.S.T.)
Samrat Chakrabarti ( Kissing Cousins, 30 Rock, Midnight's Children)
Ewa Da Cruz ( As The World Turns, Bella, Lipstick Jungle)
Ken Anderson ( TNA World Champion! Behind Enemy Lines, WWE Raw)
Gita Reddy ( Eat Pray Love, Numb3rs, Law and Order )
Arnie Mazer ( Highlife, Sudden Death) 

DIRECTOR: RICHARD ATKINSON 

Eight patients and two clinicians are thrown together at a luxurious NY sleep clinic for a night of observation and monitoring. As the night progresses dark secrets are revealed. The beautiful Lucia finds herself the center of attention as her life seemingly spins out of control. Blackmail, murder and romance ensue. Nothing is quite as it seems.... 

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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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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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IN/SIGNIFICANT OTHERS 

STARRING: Burgess Jenkins (Remember the Titans, One Tree Hill), Andrea Powell (Songcatcher, The Limbo Room),
Scott Miles (October Sky) & R. Keith Harris (June Bug) 

DIRECTOR: JOHN SCHWERT 

In/Significant Others is a psychological drama that explores lives of one city’s residents; each of whom is connected to the same homicide investigation. The ensemble includes an Iraq War veteran returned home to an emotionally disturbed wife; a young man newly become a father who’s living in the shadow of his successful older brother; a sister... 

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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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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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LOVE, BLOOD, KRYPTONITE 

STARRING: Anthony Marquez, Britton Mizell, Cory King and Marina Reza 

DIRECTOR: MAT MITCHENER AND KRISTOPHER REY-TALLEY 

Teenager Jimmy Donovan struggles to survive in houselod with a drug-addicted mother, and six-year old sister, Angie, by selling marijuana in a diverse, suburban neighborgood. After his mother is hospitalized. Jimmy makes the difficult dicision to begin pushing heroin in order to make the tuition payments for Angie, which will keep her in a safer, private school. This new business venture sparks... 

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LOW LIFE, THE 

STARRING: Kyra Sedwick, Rory Cochrane, Sean Austin, Ron Livington, J.T. Walsh, Renée Zellweger 

DIRECTOR: GEORGE HICKENLOOPER 

John, a recent Yale graduate, moves to Los Angeles to pursue a writing career. Living by the advise of his uncle; "Don't feel anything for anyone," John floats from job to job attempting to live a life of detachment. Out of the blie one day, fed up wiht life, John flies off the handle and quits his job. Drifiting to the lower sprectrum of society,... 

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PINPRICK 

STARRING: Rachael Blake (Derailed), Laura Greenwood (V For Vendetta), Ervin Nagy (The Bridgeman) 

DIRECTOR: DANIEL YOUNG 

A teenage girl is hiding a criminal inside her bedroom closet. At first they have an innocent relationship: trading stories, making up rules, and goofing around, but slowly the man becomes bored with her girly ways and begins to spy on her lonely mother. One day after a jealous
fight with the girl the man leaves the closet and makes his way into the mother's life. She invites him to stay as 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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PURIFICATION 

STARRING: Joe Ciminera, Natalie Swan, Michael Edwards Jr. 

DIRECTOR: JOE CIMINERA 

Bret Fitzpatrick, a wealthy real estate investor located in New York, is caught between reality and the supernatural. On a mission to evict a non-paying tenant he encounters forces of evil he is unprepared for. In a desolate house he crosses paths with souls that are trapped in their bodies in
purgatory, a place that will not let go of them for the terrible things they perpetrated during their... 

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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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TERRIBLE ANGELS 

STARRING: Una Jo Blade, Michael Madsen, Hank Cartwright, Meiko Mitchell, Adrienne Vogel, George Castillo 

DIRECTOR: ANTHONY PIERCE 

Detective Ben Nolan (Michael Madsen) is sent to a state penitentiary to investigate the story of convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel (Una Jo Blade). Over the course of the interview Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks by a man named Justice. Although Ben does not believe Linda, he tries to uncover... 

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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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WINDCROFT 

STARRING: Joe Ryan, Vanessa Daniels, Monica Knight 

DIRECTOR: EVAN A. MESZAROS 

On a remote farm in the sweeping hills of Pennsylvania, three lives are torn apart by love, abandonment, deception and murder. After the death of his father, John and his new wife, Diane, arrive to claim the estate. But John’s father bequeathed to him more than just the family farm, ad he is forced to face a heritage of madness and violence. As John’s past consumes his mind with increasing... 

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