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The Devil's Muse -- A beautiful young actress is cast to play the original victim of the infamous Black Dahlia Murder; as the shoot progresses, the actress becomes more and more involved with her role.


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2008 (UK) See more »
Hollywood murders women.
An unforgettable journey into the darkness and mystery of Hollywood's most famous unsolved murder case... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kristen Kerr ... Lisa Small / Elizabeth Short
Lizzy Strain ... Lizzy Strain / Elizabeth Short
Trent Haaga ... Red / Bobby Manley

Sarah Scott ... Grace
Cinqué Lee ... Joe
Amie Nicole ... Jeanette Bauer

Masuimi Max ... Masuimi
Gidget Gein ... Detective Jeffrey Mourir

Julie Strain ... Julie
Robert Williams ... Dr. John Rozzell
Courtney Cruz ... Lillian Lavey

Lenora Claire ... Lenora

Mark Borchardt ... Floyd
Dame Darcy ... Anna
Jeannine Petterson ... Red's Wife
Abby Travis ... The Torchsinger

Charles Schneider ... The Mesmerist
Jade Starr ... The Sacrifice
Kelly Kucharski ... The Muse (as Miss Satanica)
David J ... The Scientist

Ego Plum ... The Athiest

Paul Bunnell ... Francis

Bianca Allaine ... Rose / Corpse (as Bianca Abel)
Ramzi Abed ... Ramzi
Casey Wickson ... Peter Lorre

Will Keenan ... Buster Keaton
Eric Fleming ... Basil Rathbone

Khris Kaneff ... Fatty Arbuckle
Lyla Sullivan ... Dorothy (as Lilah Martin)

Caveh Zahedi ... The Bubble Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Glenda Cole ... Detective Glenda Cole
Douglas Dunning ... Neil
Grant Griggs ... Detective Gordon Ginchansky

Lloyd Kaufman ... Lisa's Father
Nora Keyes ... Nora

Michael Medaglia ... Michael

Smokey Miles ... Vaudevillian Performer (as Count Smokula)
Josh Orlando ... Josh

Stephen Polk ... Detective Earl Holiday

Jed Rowen ... Louie

Mark Weiler ... Police Officer
Martijn Berndsen ... Man With Camcorder (uncredited)

Directed by
Ramzi Abed 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ramzi Abed 

Produced by
Ramzi Abed .... executive producer
Eric Fleming .... executive producer
David J .... consulting producer
Matt Pizzolo .... marketing producer
Don Purnell .... associate producer
Amanda Staggs .... producer
Original Music by
David J 
Djam Karet 
My Ruin 
Cinematography by
Ramzi Abed 
Neal Fredericks 
Mark Mervis 
Josh Orlando 
Film Editing by
Wes Paster 
Casting by
Randall Fogwhistle 
Production Design by
Gregg Gibbs 
Art Direction by
Ramzi Abed 
Set Decoration by
Martijn Berndsen 
Kerry Kate 
Costume Design by
Freddie Rojas 
Makeup Department
Jason Barnett .... makeup artist
Jason Barnett .... special makeup effects artist
James Ojala .... special makeup effects artist
Amanda Staggs .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martijn Berndsen .... first assistant director
Michael Medaglia .... second assistant director
Dennis Petersen .... assistant director
Art Department
Ramzi Abed .... paintings by
Dame Darcy .... paintings by
Kerry Kate .... doll maker
Kerry Kate .... props
Peggy Lynch .... paintings by
Amanda Staggs .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Ramzi Abed .... sound designer
John Borowski .... boom operator
Eric Fleming .... boom operator
John Neff .... sound designer
Wes Paster .... sound editor
Ben Raymond .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Jason Barnett .... special effects makeup
James Ojala .... special effects director
Wes Paster .... special effects
Amanda Staggs .... special effects makeup
Camera and Electrical Department
Ramzi Abed .... camera operator
Octavio Arizala .... still photographer
Carey Borth .... camera remote
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... best boy grip: USA
Robert Magness .... grip
Mark Mervis .... additional cinematographer
Shawn Mitzel .... grip
Josh Orlando .... assistant camera
Josh Orlando .... camera operator
Josh Orlando .... director of photography: second unit
Andrew Parke .... additional cinematographer
Andrew Parke .... camera operator
Zeus Quijano Jr. .... grip (as Zeus Quijano)
James Rhodes .... camera operator
Johnny Rojas .... assistant camera
Luke Rooney .... assistant camera
Jesse Sarrett .... best boy
Jesse Sennett .... key grip
Julie Strain .... still photographer
Walter Weber .... electrician
Randy Wedick .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Henrikson .... costumer
Julie Plum .... additional costumes
Amanda Staggs .... costume supervisor
Nina Tahash .... costumer
Nina Tahash .... wardrobe stylist
Editorial Department
Ramzi Abed .... post-production coordinator
Wes Paster .... colorist
Music Department
Dame Darcy .... composer: additional music
Elektracity .... composer: additional music
Dub Gabriel .... composer: additional music
David J .... music supervisor
Nora Keyes .... composer: additional music
Gerard K. Marino .... composer: additional music
Smokey Miles .... composer: additional music (as Count Smokula)
John Neff .... composer: additional music
Oneiros .... composer: additional music
Oneiros .... composer: additional music
Oneiros .... composer: additional music
Oneiros .... composer: additional music
Ego Plum .... composer: additional music
Ego Plum .... orchestrator
Other crew
Nina Nahal Ameri .... production assistant (as Nahal Ameri)
Werner Herzog .... creative consultant
Stephanie A. Purdy .... animal trainer
Karie Bible .... special thanks
John Borowski .... special thanks
Brandon Brooks .... special thanks
Margaret Brown .... special thanks
Paul Bunnell .... special thanks
Matthew Buzzell .... special thanks
Ezra Buzzington .... special thanks
Brian Cleveland .... special thanks
Carl Crew .... special thanks
Kevin Eastman .... special thanks
Josh Eisenstadt .... special thanks
Mike Elliott .... special thanks
Neal Fredericks .... in memory of
Marcelo Giscome .... very special thanks
Andrew Gould .... special thanks
Gregory Hatanaka .... special thanks
Werner Herzog .... special thanks
Steven Jensen .... special thanks
Eric G. Johnson .... special thanks
Lloyd Kaufman .... special thanks
Michael Lustig .... special thanks
Jennifer Chambers Lynch .... special thanks
Peggy Lynch .... special thanks
Tairrie B. Murphy .... special thanks (as Tairrie B.)
Freddie Rojas .... special thanks
Shawn Simon .... special thanks
Greg Solomon .... special thanks
Darren Stein .... special thanks
Julie Strain .... special thanks

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USA:105 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The film has changed its title five times, finally staying with "The Devil's Muse" to disconnect itself from all of the other films that refer to the Black Dahlia murder case by name.See more »
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References Tenebre (1982)See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Best of the Black Dahlia films, 2 June 2008
Author: jeffleroy15-11 from United States

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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