The Dead Center ★★★½

This would-be missing cadaver mystery is very clever in the ways that it juggles its procedural elements to build interest that its otherwise straightforward plot might not. Director Senese manages to both convey a sense of delgammed realism and to infuse the film with a palpable sense of style. The cast, led by director Shane Carruth, is uniformly strong in an unshowy manner, grounding the supernatural premise convincingly.