Throughout this entire mind-bending crime mystery, a crippled criminal tells his complicated yet highly detailed story that hinges around a mysterious mastermind. The movie ends on what has to be one of the most awesome twists ever, proving that for evil to win, you have to be as quick-witted as you are ruthless.
A group of strangers trapped at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty storm start to die off 1 by 1. The diverse characters are actually all different aspects in the head of one man suffering from multiple personality disorder. A team of doctors are attempting to rid him of these personalites by having him 'kill' off each one until only one remains. Who wins in the end is not who you want.
Investigating a series of very well-thought out and extremely brutal murders, a veteran cop and hot-headed rookie pair up to take down the antagonist who has put his plans into motion. In the end, despite the detectives thinking they have won the battle, it's Doe who has the upper hand and, even though he may not live to see it, he surely wins based on the outcome.
A stuttering young man accused of murdering a priest - a cut-and-dried case that seems unwinnable, is taken on by a hot-shot lawyer who proceeds to uncover many facets of the story that seems to lead to the boy's innocence. The story hooks you and the the big kicker in the end reveals whose the player and who is getting played.
Cold, calculating and deadly serious about completing the task at hand - the perfect killer, which is great when he's working for you, but about the worst possible turnout when he's coming after you. Usually guys like this either turn over a new leaf (Jules/Pulp Fiction) or simply wind up dead, but he finishes his job and limps away to kill another day.
Pay attention to the opening line in the film. A supernatural entity who can change bodies by merely touching - meaning escape is just a handshake away. But don't worry, our crafty detective has a plan to beat the demon at his own game. Just when you think the game is up though, that opening line comes back to haunt him.
A man devises unique forms of punishment for those he deems unworthy. These elaborate, deadly traps can be won, but not without some sacrifice - a sacrifice most people are not willing to make. Two men in a room, must play by rules in order to 'win' (Survive). A kicker of an ending makes us realize that patience is a virtue, even for serial killers.
A woman becomes more and more paranoid throughout that her pregnancy isn't exactly on the up-and-up and that two decidedly bizarre neighbors are part of some kind of conspiracy. Normally you would write this off as stress but, in this case she is exactly right! And, in the end, it spells the doom of mankind because the devil wins.
A genius doctor with a keen mind, uses it to his advantage, manipulating all of those around him. The F.B.I need his help to capture another guy that skins people. The guy that skins people loses but the genius, murderous Dr. escapes and he is the kind of person who should be locked up - not running around free.
A hotshot defense attorney successfully defends a scumbag high school teacher accused of molesting a young girl and is eventually offered a job at a prestigious New York law firm. He loves winning, he loves his wife and the swanky new apt but things get bad quick once he finds out who his boss really is.. In the end our lawyer/hero outsmarts his boss...or so he thinks.