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The Devil's Muse (2007)

| Crime, Drama, Horror | 2008 (UK)
A stark look at one of Hollywood's darkest mysteries," The Black Dalia Murder.

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Lisa Small / Elizabeth Short
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An unforgettable journey into the darkness and mystery of Hollywood's most famous unsolved murder case. When the beautiful Lisa Small gets the chance to play the tragic victim of the crime, Elizabeth Short, an entire dreamworld awakens all around her. All the while, a killer is on the loose collecting women and killing them in time for the 60th anniversary of the original murder. A spider's web grows around Lisa, as her nightmares and desires intersect. As Lisa delves deeper into her script, she propels herself into living out the last days of the Black Dahlia. Written by Bloodshot Pictures

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Filmed before any of the other films about the Black Dahlia, including Brian De Palma and Ulli Lommel's films about the subject. See more »

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Devil's Muse
Performed by David J & Ego Plum, Mark Miller, Joyce Rooks
Published by Urbane Music (BMG)
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Best of the Black Dahlia films
2 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not to be confused with Ulli Lommel's unwatchable mess or the incomprehensible De Palma film, this is a decently shot and produced meditation on the price of fame and fortune in Lotus Land. The film uses the Black Dahlia as a springboard for a series of vignettes and haunted images of Hollywood's past. The cinematography is excellent and the cast is up for the challenge. You do not learn about the Black Dahlia crime from this film. The viewer is thrust into the shoes of a number of actresses searching for success with the Black Dahlia character as a backdrop. This stream of ideas is not for all tastes, but if you are in the mood, you will find this film rewarding.


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