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Dark Angel: The Ascent (1994)

A woman destined for freedom manages to escape Hell. When she arrives from the sewers of Earth, she is used to punish Sinners. But the last thing she expected to find was love.


(as L. Hassani)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Constantin Draganescu ...
Man in Hell (as Costica Draganescu)
Cristina Stoica ...
Valentin Teodesiu ...
Hell's Professor
Father Hellikin
Marius Stanescu ...
Fake Prophet
Constantin Cotimanis ...
Fake Prophet
Mother Theresa
Heros ...
Daniel Markel ...
Dr. Max Barris
Mihai Bisericanu ...
E.R. Policeman
Florin Ionescu ...
Hostile Patient
Liliana Pana ...
E.R. Nurse
Afrodita Andone ...
E.R. Nurse
Carmen Tanase ...
Ward Nurse


A demoness from Hell, Veronica Iscariot, uninterested in tormenting the souls of damned sinners, ascends to the world above and finds our world full of evil and corruption. Veronica decides her mission in life is to punish the wicked and evil and goes about this with a bloody vengeance. Along the way she meets and falls in love with a doctor, Max Harris, who tends her wounds after an accident. Written by Phil Wright <pwright@crash.cts.com>

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Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dark Angel  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's trailer reuses music from Stuart Gordon's The Pit and the Pendulum. The music in turn, was originally composed by Cristobal De Morales. See more »


Nun: We offer temporary lodging in our church for children who have lost their way. You'd be more than welcome.
Veronica: In a church! I couldn't possibly!
Nun: Why not, child?
Veronica: I would surely combust!
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Referenced in Talisman (1998) See more »


Written, Performed and Produced by Ron Bloom
Featuring Arnold Joseph III
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A love-story from Hell
17 February 1999 | by (Antwerpen, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Viewing a Full Moon production from owner Charles Band is often quite a risk because you never know what to expect on your screen. The great covers of their videotapes/laser discs give hardly any indication about the quality of their movies inside. Keeping that in mind, I was very curious to see what this movie was all about. After viewing it I was quite surprised at the quality of this low-budget flick. It had a good script which isn't often the case, including the last episodes of the Puppet Master series.

Being filmed in a former eastern communist country adds a lot of flavour to the whole production. It gives it a lot of credibility. Every film fan knows by now all the back-lots of the American production companies, so a change of scenery gives this movie a fresh breath of production air. The story is the classic Romeo and Julia with a horror twist. Will their love reach across the borders and horrors of Hell? What is the cost of loving a man from another dimension?

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