I'm going to go out on a limb here and choose Mute Witness (1995) as this week's Unsung Movies pick. I haven't seen this film in many years, so I honestly don't know how it holds up over time or if I would genuinely recommend it here and now—but I do have fond memories of it. The first time I saw it in the theater, it scared the shit out of me, and a college friend of mine (Pablo, where are you?!) corroborated the movie's awesomeness, over which we bonded.
Mute Witness tells the story of a mute make-up artist who sees a real murder on the set of a horror movie she's working on—what she witnesses is the making of a gruesome snuff film. The first chase scene through hallways and stairwells of a dark building in Moscow is so well shot and edited that I remember it being one of the most terrifying things I had ever seen.
What starts out as a horror film then morphs into a thriller (with some elements of comedy), a genre bait-and-switch that is either brilliant or infuriating, depending on your threshold for that type of thing.
The culminative effect of the movie may not have the same oopmh as the set-up, but it's a ride I remember enjoying because it was full of unexpected twists.
Do I think that now? I don't know. Do you? Has anyone seen it? Hmm: