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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Small / Elizabeth Short
Lizzy Strain ...
Lizzy Strain / Elizabeth Short
Red / Bobby Manley
Cinqué Lee ...
Amie Nicole ...
Jeanette Bauer
Gidget Gein ...
Detective Jeffrey Mourir
Robert Williams ...
Dr. John Rozzell
Courtney Cruz ...
Lillian Lavey
Dame Darcy ...
Jeannine Petterson ...
Red's Wife (as Jeannine Pettersen)


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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Hollywood murders women.



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Black Dahlia  »

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$79,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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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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References Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »


Recht/Pretty (Radio Dusseldorf Broadcast)
Produced by David J & Ego Plum
Performed by Ego Plum
Published by Urbane Music (BMG)
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This was great!
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie over the weekend and I must say that it was more than I expected. Exspecially after watching the two other "really bad" Black Dahlia movies. But I have to tell you Mr. Abed restored my faith. From the unconventional actors and actress' in the film to the way he shared the story of the Black Dahlia, he really pushed the envelope of violence, sex, and of course the infamous and murderous mystery of Elizabeth Short. This is a tale that carefully unravels surprisingly in the end. This it is not your typical 'scary film'. So be prepared to really think about violence..sex...and murder. Be prepared to be slightly turned on by this tale of Rhamzi Abed's Black Dahlia. It will leave you wanting more...and maybe a cigarette or two:)

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