Rob and Ginny Townsend thought they had found the ideal apartment complex:
quiet, secluded, with the ex-contractor owner living on the premises in case any
emergency repairs are needed. The Woolrich Arms is an oasis in the city. After a late
term miscarriage sent Ginny spiraling into a depression that threatened to destroy their
marriage, they are taking a second chance at life. Starting over in a new city, with a
new home and Rob in a new job. The perfect life...
Except something strange is going on at the complex. Someone is posting weird
photos on the laundry room bulletin board, things are missing from their apartment,
Ginny hears strange noises coming from INSIDE the walls, and always feels like she's
being watched when she's alone in the apartment. As if her own reflection in the mirror
is spying on her.
Is she losing her mind? Is her depression getting worse?
Then their neighbor, Mrs. Baily, is brutally murdered, and Ginny begins to
suspect the killer is a fellow tenant. The same person posting the weird photos in the
laundry room. How well do you know your neighbors? Could the guy across the hall be
a serial killer? With a complex full of suspects, Ginny begins to spend her afternoons
investigating. Is it the strange religious couple? The weird college professor? The slick
womanizing businessman? The bitter bartender? The trigger happy security guard?
The male nurse known as the "Angel Of Mercy"?
Or the ultra-masculine landlord, Mr. Jeffries? He knows where they live. He
knows when they are home, when they're away... And he has keys to their apartment!
"THE COMPLEX" is a twisted thriller filled with edge of the seat suspense, "Rear
Window" meets "Rosemary's Baby"... It scares you right where you live!
"THE COMPLEX" a screenplay by William C. Martell
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I've written 19 films that were carelessly slapped onto celluloid: 3 for HBO, 2 for Showtime, 2 for USA Net, and a whole bunch of CineMax Originals (which is what happens when an HBO movie goes really, really wrong). I've been on some film festival juries, including Raindance in London (twice - once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright - back to "jury duty" in October of 2009). Roger Ebert discussed my work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 "If We Picked The Winners" Oscar show. I'm quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book "The Way Hollywood tells It". My USA Net flick HARD EVIDENCE was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film Something To Talk About and out-rented it in the USA. In 2007 I had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals.