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1. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

2. Sinister (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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53 Metascore

A true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.

Writers: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill | Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson

3. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

4. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A masked killer begins murdering teenagers in a small town, and as the body count rises, one girl and her friends contemplate the "rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

5. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

6. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

7. Friday the 13th (1980)

X | 95 min | Horror

6.5
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35 Metascore

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Writers: Victor Miller, Sean S. Cunningham | Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

8. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

9. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Writer: Roy Moore | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

10. Scream 3 (2000)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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56 Metascore

While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again.

Writers: Kevin Williamson, Ehren Kruger | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber

11. Sorority Row (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

5.1
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24 Metascore

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

Writers: Josh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger, Mark Rosman | Director: Stewart Hendler | Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher, Teri Andrez

12. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?

Writers: Ron Kurz, Victor Miller | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

13. Urban Legend (1998)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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35 Metascore

A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Writer: Silvio Horta | Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael Rosenbaum

14. Harper's Island (2009)

40 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

Creator: Ari Schlossberg | Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr, Gina Holden

15. Dressed to Kill (1980)

X | 105 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Writer: Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

16. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom.

Writers: William Gray, Robert Guza Jr. | Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

17. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

18. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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Still haunted by his gruesome past, Tommy Jarvis - the boy who killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if somehow he is connected to brutal slayings occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

Writers: Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen, Danny Steinmann | Director: Danny Steinmann | Stars: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Shavar Ross, Richard Young

19. Valentine (2001)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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18 Metascore

Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day

Writers: Tom Savage, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts | Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw

20. Lords of London (2014)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

3.2
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Man wakes up in Italy and doesn't know why or how.

Writer: Antonio Simoncini | Director: Antonio Simoncini | Stars: Glen Murphy, Ray Winstone, Serena Iansiti, Giovanni Capalbo

21. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

Ewan McGregor plays a law student who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue. He begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a serial of murders.

Writers: Ole Bornedal, Steven Soderbergh | Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette, Josh Brolin

22. Phenomena (1985)

X | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Writers: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

23. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Based on a novel and subsequent stage play by Agatha Christie; ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to be killed one-by-one. Could one of them be the killer?

Writers: Agatha Christie, Dudley Nichols | Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

24. Lady in White (1988)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the ... See full summary »

Writer: Frank LaLoggia | Director: Frank LaLoggia | Stars: Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond

25. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.0
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16 Metascore

Urban legend-style killings begin to occur on a movie set, in this non-sequel sequel to "Urban Legend".

Writers: Silvio Horta, Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson | Director: John Ottman | Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Loretta Devine

26. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A decades old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day, turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Writers: Stephen A. Miller, John Beaird | Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

27. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003 Video)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.7
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The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.

Writers: Bob Kane, Alan Burnett, Michael Reaves | Director: Curt Geda | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Kimberly Brooks, Kelly Ripa, Elisa Gabrielli

28. Nightwatch (1994)

R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. ... See full summary »

Writer: Ole Bornedal | Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia, Lotte Andersen

29. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Virginia Wainwright is a spirited young woman who has returned to a private school having survived a deadly accident and regenerative brain surgery. She is proud that she belongs to the Top... See full summary »

Writers: John C.W. Saxton, Peter Jobin, Timothy Bond | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker

30. Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman's husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor!

Writers: Glenn M. Benest, Matthew Barr, Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East

31. House of Dust (2013)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

3.7
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College students exploring an abandoned insane asylum accidentally shatter canisters holding the cremains of former mental patients. Inhaling the dusty ash filling the air, they're soon possessed by the souls once held within them. One is a convicted serial killer from 1950.

Writers: Alyssa Alexandria, A.D. Calvo, Nevada Grey, Scott Kittredge | Director: A.D. Calvo | Stars: Inbar Lavi, Steven Grayhm, Eddie Hassell, Holland Roden

32. Pieces (1982)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Young co-eds are being cut up by a chainsaw killer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.

Writers: Dick Randall, Joe D'Amato | Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom

33. The Prowler (1981)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

Writers: Glenn Leopold, Neal Barbera, Eric Lewald, Mark Edward Edens, Michael Edens, Sarah Higgins | Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney, Farley Granger

34. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Barberi, Mario Bava, Gene Luotto, Filippo Ottoni, Dardano Sacchetti, Giuseppe Zaccariello | Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

35. StageFright: Aquarius (1987)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A group of auditioned stage actors rehearse for an upcoming musical production. While locking themselves in the theater for rehearsal, not knowing that an escaped psychopath sneaked into the theater with them.

Writers: George Eastman, Sheila Goldberg | Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore, Robert Gligorov

36. Bloody Pom Poms (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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An unknown killer is killing off the members of a small cheerleader group at a remote cheerleader training camp.

Writers: David Lee Fein, R.L. O'Keefe | Director: John Quinn | Stars: Betsy Russell, Leif Garrett, Lucinda Dickey, Lorie Griffin

37. La bestia uccide a sangue freddo (1971)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.

Writers: Fernando Di Leo, Nino Latino | Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri, Jane Garret

38. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

PG | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?

Writers: Dario Argento, Luigi Cozzi, Mario Foglietti | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Bud Spencer

39. The Gorgon (1964)

Approved | 83 min | Horror

6.5
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In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.

Writers: John Gilling, J. Llewellyn Devine | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley

40. Time and Again (2007 TV Movie)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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When Anna Malone finds an old music box hidden in a house she is renovating, she has no idea the joys, sorrows, and hidden dangers it will bring.

Writer: David Golden | Director: Penelope Buitenhuis | Stars: Brooke Burns, Paul Anthony, Beau Starr, Christina Jastrzembska

41. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery

4.7
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Joanne, Patty, Brian, and Craig prepare the old dorm building to be torn down. They are pursued by a serial killer with a wide range of murder methods, ranging from power drill to ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow, Stacey Giachino | Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow, Pamela Holland

42. Scared Stiff (1953)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

6.5
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Fleeing a murder charge, a singer and a busboy (Martin & Lewis) wind up on a spooky Carribean island inherited by heiress (Scott).

Writers: Herbert Baker, Walter DeLeon, Ed Simmons, Norman Lear, Paul Dickey, Charles W. Goddard | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lizabeth Scott, Carmen Miranda

43. Night School (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

4.8
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Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Writer: Ruth Avergon | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

44. Whispering Corridors (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies ... See full summary »

Writers: Jung-Ok In, Ki-hyeong Park | Director: Ki-hyeong Park | Stars: Kang-hee Choi, Gyu-ri Kim, Min-jung Kim, Roe-ha Kim

45. Voices (2007)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead.

Writers: Kyung-ok Kang, Hyo-Chul Lee, Ki-hwan Oh, Lee Shin-ae | Director: Ki-hwan Oh | Stars: Jin-seo Yoon, Gi-woong Park, Ki-woo Lee, Yu-seon Ham

46. Madhouse (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.

Writers: William Butler, Aaron Strongoni | Director: William Butler | Stars: Joshua Leonard, Jordan Ladd, Natasha Lyonne, Lance Henriksen

47. Felidae (1994)

82 min | Animation, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A cat must investigate brutal murders of other cats in a neighborhood he has moved into with his owner.

Writers: Akif Pirinçci, Martin Kluger | Director: Michael Schaack | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mario Adorf, Helge Schneider, Wolfgang Hess

48. The Card Player (2004)

Not Rated | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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48 Metascore

A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpol agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam.

Writers: Dario Argento, Jay Benedict, Franco Ferrini, Phoebe Scholfield | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Silvio Muccino, Adalberto Maria Merli

49. Dark Reel (2008)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

3.9
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Based on rare crime scene footage of the (unpublicized) 1958 murder of Actress Scarlett May. A supernatural Horror/Mystery based on actual events.

Writers: Josh Eisenstadt, Aaron Pope | Director: Josh Eisenstadt | Stars: Daniel Wisler, Edward Furlong, Rena Riffel, Tiffany Shepis

50. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black ... See full summary »

Writers: Marcello Danon, Lucile Laks | Director: Paolo Cavara | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Rossella Falk