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The Set-Up and The Indian Runner

The Set-Up follows the story of Bill “Stoker” Thompson, a boxer who is close to retirement age and seemingly one shot away from making it big. The movie opens with a deal being struck, and that is to rig the match between Stoker and the gangster boss’ newcomer in...

The Killers

The Killers, the titles of the 1946 and 1964 versions, share a similar plot in its most basic form. A young man is assassinated as he refuses to run away from his fate. Through flashbacks we learn of a once successful young man in a high risk career, who later is...

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum begins with a young Francis Barnard entering the castle of Nicholas Medina in Spain. He is there to investigate the death of his sister, Elizabeth, who passed away young and suddenly. After inquiring for a short while Mr. Barnard appears to...

House of Usher

In The House of Usher, the protagonist Philip Winthrop arrives at the House of Usher to visit Madeline Usher, the woman to whom he is betrothed. Philip is greeted unusually by a servant, who then leads him to the owner of the mansion Roderick Usher. Roderick is...
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