Best Mystery Movies of 1992
Glengarry Glen Ross
When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson, but to no avail. When his coworker Dave Moss comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, Agent Dale Cooper chillingly predicts that the culprit will claim another life. Meanwhile, in the more cozy town of Twin Peaks, hedonistic beauty Laura Palmer hangs with lowlifes and seems destined for a grisly fate.
A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.
After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops who answered their call. He helps them install a security system, begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol angling to pry into the couple's problems with the wife. The husband begins wondering if they're getting too much help.
Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who is down on his luck, Bernie takes advantage of the crash, but then someone else claims credit for the rescue.
A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and only John knows it.
The Master Blackmailer
For years, a blackmailer has been preying on the weaknesses of others throughout London. When Holmes hears of the utter misery this mystery man is creating, he adopts a campaign to thwart his evil scheming. The campaign astonishes Dr. Watson by its strangeness and finds Holmes falling in love.
A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.
A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer urging him to try and figure out the game, he cooperates with police and a psychologist to try and catch the killer, but doubts linger about the grandmaster's innocence as the string of grisly murders continues.
A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Richard and Priscilla Parker are an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are invaded and rocked by their hedonistic, secretive new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis.
In 1957, Evan Rendell flees after his father is lynched for killing multiple patients in his effort to find a replacement heart for his ailing wife. After 35 years, Evan escapes from a mental institution and returns to town for revenge, killing off residents one by one. When Jennifer and her friends break into the Rendell house out of morbid curiosity, Evan notices Jennifer has a heart condition similar to his mother and decides to make her his final victim.
A Killer Among Friends
A teenage girl disappears and later turns up drowned, with a log across her back. Three years later, a former friend comes forward with some answers.
Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, a father and daughter are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travelers.
The story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher going through a complete reassessment of his life. His method for reassessing his life is to narrate it to his class and interweave in it three generations of his family's history.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride
Perry Mason is invited to the marriage of the daughter of an old friend of his. But after the ceremony the uncle of the bride is dead. Certainly this is a case for Perry Mason.
Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder
Convinced that his long-time patient Nick Osborn didn't murder his boss, Mark Sloan starts investigating the case himself, supported by a junior doctor and a young female pathologist.
Traces of Red
Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the killer.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo
Sleazy talk show host Ted Mayne writes a tell-all book, which enrages and embarrasses several very prominent women. One of them, actress Roxanne Shield, loses her composure during an interview and winds up making a televised death threat. Of course, when Ted is murdered, she is arrested. Witnesses claim they saw Roxanne outside his apartment that night and police later find the murder weapon in her car. Renowned defence attorney Perry Mason accepts the challenge of defending her in court.
While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.
Henry Petosa and Freddy Ace are twins who were separated being babies, and they do not know each other. Henry was adopted by a honest man, while Freddy becomes a gangster. Henry is very shy and has a lot of mental troubles. The film melts the two stories by a young writer who discovers that they were sons of an european noble and they own a large inheritance.
Whispers in the Dark
Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, she finds his help increasingly important when a female patient is murdered and it turns out that her new boyfriend was also seeing the dead woman.
Duel of Hearts
Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out to prove him innocent
An ex-British spy (Michael Caine) helps a U.S. diplomat's wife (Sean Young) and blows the lid off a deadly government cover-up.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing
A painter, believed to be dead, returns to make allegations that a gallery owner is selling counterfeits of his work. Later, the artist is murdered.
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
A Southern librarian puts excitement in her life with a found murder weapon and a false confession.
Stille Nacht II: Are We Still Married?
Stop-motion animated short film with a white ball, a rabbit, and a girl, and a voice singing "Are We Still Married".
Night Trap is an interactive movie video game developed by Digital Pictures and originally released by Sega for the Sega CD in 1992. The game is presented primarily through the use of full motion video.
Baseball cards and a food-aid worker help a woman follow her shady husband's money trail around the world.
A maladjusted L.A. man named Henry Pinkle becomes suicidal when his favorite sitcom is cancelled. His plan to kill himself is thwarted by the mysterious Sam Bones, who promises to make Henry a star with the aid of a baby mask and hatchet.
Happy Hell Night
25 years ago at Winfield College, psycho-priest Zachary Malius murdered seven frat boys and was put away in the local asylum. Now, however, the same fraternity stages a prank from which Malius is inadvertently set free and returns to the house to repeat his crime...
Love Can Be Murder
Elizabeth Bentley is a successful lawyer who suddenly has some "punkish" daydreams of being "Rambo" right around the time her clueless boyfriend Brad asks her to marry him. After a therapy session, she quits her job to the surprise of her family and Brad, and goes into the detective business, opening her own private-eye office. Unfortunately, the ghost of the private-eye who owned the office still lingers and Elizabeth's the only one who can see or hear him. At first, she becomes an unwilling partner in Nick Peyton's unfinished investigation, but then she finds herself falling for the salty, but dead, guy.
In the Deep Woods
A friend of Joanna has been killed by a serial killers who leaves the bodies in the woods. A strange guy who says is a private detective: Joanna begins to fear he might be the killer.
The Heart of Justice
David Leader investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family...
A serial killer is on the loose, and a cop must track him (or her) down.
As sole heir to a relative's estate, Wendel is surprised to learn that the only thing he's been left is a riddle. However, he and his musician friend, Lou, are soon thrust into a comic chase, as an assortment of unsavoury characters, underworld figures, and even private investigators, are after them for the inheritance - and they don't know what it is!
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion
A beautiful young detective goes to the rescue of a teacher kidnapped by a former student.
The Dollhouse Murders
While staying at her Aunt Claire's country home, Amy Treloar discovers a dollhouse with a secret only the dolls know.
A family falls victim to a scientific institute that removes memories and transfers them to a computer.
She Woke Up
A socialite comes out of a coma determined to identify her assailant who may be a family member with a motive to strike again.
The Demon Rat
In a bleak near future the world has really gone to seed due to severe pollution. Toxic smog, acid rain, and grotesquely mutated animals are all direct results of this environmental decay. Ruthless industrialist Roberto Cervantes makes matters worse by illegally dumping plutonium. School teacher Irina and professor Axel try to stop Cervantes. Moreover, a giant lethal humanoid rat runs amok in Irina's house.
In 1947, a passenger on an ocean liner says her husband went missing right after they boarded together, but all evidence shows she's traveling alone.
The Arrival of Averill
In this highly symbolic political allegory, Averill is traveling through a troubled countryside amid rumors of war to visit his father. He reaches a train station in a city which is paralyzed by a transportation strike and is forced to take lodgings in a bizarre, unattractive town populated by seemingly malformed individuals. After a while, he begins to try to woo a much older woman, and symbolic images of entrapment, imprisonment and erotic enticement mark his adventures in this regard.
After a bitter divorce, Teresa embarks on a noir journey to recover custody of her daughter. Murder, blackmail, and a mysterious stranger await her at a Scottsdale motel.
Eyes of the Beholder
A crazed escaped mental patient holds 2 couples hostage and terrorizes them in a Malibu beach home during a stormy night.
The Voice of the Herbs
Based on the stories of Valery Shevchuk. The story of the initiation of a young sorceress into the secrets of magic. The film is staged in the poetic style of Ukrainian folklore.
Coopersmith: Sweet Scent of Murder
Prospective series pilot about a maverick, motorcycling insurance investigator who uses unorthodox methods to smoke out the truth behind every claim that crosses his desk, and here looks into a life insurance claim when the wife of a second-rate race car driver appears to have died in an accident.
A Masculine Ending
While English professor Loretta Lawson is attending a conference in Paris, she stays the night in the flat of a friend's acquaintance. She discovers a sleeping man in one of the bedrooms, and the next morning finds the man gone, but the bed soaked with blood. Returning to Cambridge, she begins to suspect her friend's acquaintance, and others on the staff of the college, are involved with the missing (murdered?) man, and decides to investigate for herself.