The Murders in the Rue Morgue

92 MINSCrimeNR
George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay, Val Kilmer
Jeannot Szwarc
Paris 1899. The quiet of the still, misty night is pierced by a series of screams coming from a four-story house on the corner of the Rue Morgue. Inside, two women are found dead, and the Prefect of Police is baffled. There is no apparent motive for the crimes, and only two obvious clues: judging from the state of the victims, the murders were committed by someone of immense power; and the killer is seemingly capable of disappearing into thin air, for the only possible means of escape is through a fourth-story window.