Impecunious samurai Iemon and his conniving servant Naosuke commit multiple murders to secure the affections of two sisters, Iwa and Sode. Iemon soon tires of Iwa, and given the opportunity to marry a wealthy man’s daughter, he removes the inconvenience of an existing wife by poisoning her and slashing to death the masseur he’d bribed to seduce her. The two bodies are nailed to opposite sides of a shutter and sunk in a pool. Both victims’ disfigured ghosts return to haunt the two murderers, leading them to further crimes and, ultimately, retribution.
A dying wealthy patriarch, Ramon summons his relatives to his bedside, setting the tone for intriguing suspense when a bizarre set of murders occurs. The terror begins with the arrival of the old man’s sister and her lover. Blood and gore are a regular state of affairs. The first suspect is Carl who, despite his protests of his innocence, is hounded by the local detective. But the morbid killings continue… so is he the murderer, or isn’t he?
Steeped in macabre mystery, The Serpent’s Tale wraps a political allegory in the dark cloth of a gothic, forbidding quest. Lamia Koprulu is the last in a line of aristocratic Ottomans. Her final hope for an heir, an illegitimate son, Haldun, has died in a boating accident. When an American stranger arrives with news that her son is alive, Lamia inspires a search that leads to a scroll containing dark secrets.
Professor Tejada is an expert in magic. He and his daughter go to a show by the magician Eglé Elohim, they are fascinated by their demonstrations of great power, so he decides to investigate more about Eglé, without knowing the torment that is coming.
Centuries ago, the monks of the Cult of the Blood Symbol went searching for their “chosen one” whose blood, they believed, would make them immortal. Olam, the only living survivor of the cult, finally finds his intended victim in Tracy Walker, a fiesty, athletic college student. Patiently, deliberately, Olam prepares to take the one he’s been waiting centuries to kill…
A Mayan temple maiden named Xochitl is reincarnated centuries later as a woman named Ann Taylor. A scientist uses hypnosis to cause her to regress to her earlier life many centuries ago when she was executed by the high priests for having an affair with a Mayan warrior named Popoca. As punishment, Popoca was turned into a living mummy and placed in a pyramid tomb where he must guard Xochitl’s remains and a Mayan treasure for all eternity. Ann Taylor leads an expedition of archaeologists to the hidden tomb where a valuable gold breastplate is guarded by the still living Popoca.
A woman living in Dallas discovers that her husband, from New Zealand, is actually a crazed serial killer who murders prostitutes. She helps the authorities arrest him, and he is sent to a hospital for the criminally insane. Just when she’s starting to get her life back together, she learns that he’s escaped from the institution and is after her. She flees to Australia and winds up staying in a house owned by a wealthy young man, who turns out to have dark secrets of his own.
Psycopathic killer stalks teens at a run down, abandoned movie theatre.