MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,138 this week

Feast of Death (2001)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 197 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

A documentary about James Ellroy and his fascination with unsolved murder cases, especially those of his mother, and the similar, infamous, Black Dahlia murder.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1658 titles
created 23 Jul 2011
 
a list of 1342 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 65 titles
created 23 Nov 2012
 
a list of 16 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 355 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Feast of Death (2001)

Feast of Death (2001) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Feast of Death.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mike Berchem ...
Himself, LAPD Detective, 1st Feast of Death
Brian M. Carr ...
Himself, LAPD Detective, 1st & 2nd Feast of Death
Paul W. Coulter ...
Himself, LAPD Detective, 1st Feast of Death
Louis D. Danoff ...
Himself, L.A. County Sheriff's Department Detective, 2nd Feast of Death
...
Himself
Larry Harnisch ...
Himself, 2nd Feast of Death
Karen Hilliker ...
Herself, 2nd Feast of Death
Rick Jackson ...
Himself, LAPD Detective, 1st Feast of Death
Janet T. Klock ...
Herself, 2nd Feast of Death
M. Brian Klock ...
Himself, 2nd Feast of Death
Mindy Klock ...
Herself, 2nd Feast of Death
David Lambkin ...
Himself, LAPD Detective, 1st Feast of Death
Tim Marcia ...
Himself - LAPD Detective, 1st Feast of Death
Frank Merriman ...
Himself, L.A. County Sheriff's Department Detective, 2nd Feast of Death
Eric J. Mosher ...
Himself, LAPD Detective, 1st Feast of Death
Edit

Storyline

A documentary about James Ellroy and his fascination with unsolved murder cases, especially those of his mother, and the similar, infamous, Black Dahlia murder.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

black dahlia

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 2001 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Feast of Death  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Classic Ellroy....
4 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You could watch this on HBO for a time, and also read the accompanying book he wrote. "Feast of Death" is a documentary/true crime and investigation into what happened to Ellroy's mother, Jean Ellroy, who was murdered around the same time as the occurrence of the infamous Black Dahlia murder.

Having seen some of his work, I was interested in the true story of his mother Helen, a nurse in the 1940's who was also a party girl, found dead in a rather sad situation. It almost gives anyone a loss for words to describe, anyone that is, except Ellroy. He turned the nightmare into his writing career. He was 10 years old at the time of his mothers murder.

In this film he has a dinner with assorted L.A. detectives, a few actors (including Nick Nolte). They discuss the murder cases from the Black Dahlia era, what the Los Angeles area was like, attracting transients, dreamers, alcoholics, addicts and all....an interesting montage created by people who lived in the area.

Ellroy currently hosts "City of Demons: Los Angeles". A true crime hour show on channel ID (Investifgation Discovery). He reviews infamous homicides, the Lana Turner scandal, Marilyn Monroe's death, the Hillside Stranglers. He certainly has a niche here. He is a sardonic character without doubt, and clearly enjoys his place as L.A. crime commentator. He also talks to his alter ego, a American bull terrier named Barko. Well worth watching.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Available??? GregoriusInLA
Discuss Feast of Death (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page