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Two small time drug-dealers cross paths with a female-assassin, a monster hunter, a Japanese swordsman and even the Devil himself at a gentlemen's club housing murderous she-demons. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kelly Hu ... Caitlin

Devon Sawa ... Quinn

Ken Foree ... Leonard

Steven Schub ... Nick

Karen Maxwell ... Candy

Dawn Olivieri ... Jezebel
Ken Ohara ... Zatoichi

Melissa Barker ... Ghoul
Kelly Guerrero ... Pixie Ghoul

Jacki R. Chan ... Dancer / Ghoul #1

Eva-Maria Leonardou ... Dancer / Ghoul #2
Sarah Long ... Dancer / Ghoul #3
Robbyn Leigh ... Private Dancer #2

Robbin Ryan ... Private Dancer #1

Directed by
Jeff Burr 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mitch Gould 

Produced by
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer
John Duffy .... producer
Mitch Gould .... producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Danny Wayne .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jon Lee 
Cinematography by
Viorel Sergovici 
Film Editing by
Louis Cioffi 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Paul Luther Jackson  (as Paul Jackson)
Art Direction by
Chet Maxwell 
Dante Thomas 
Set Decoration by
Kristie Thompson 
Costume Design by
Jayme Bohn 
Makeup Department
Monica Araya .... assistant hair stylist
Jason Barnett .... special makeup effects artist
Kymber Blake .... hair stylist
J.D. Bowers .... special makeup effects artist
Tom Devlin .... special makeup effects artist
Marti Fox .... assistant makeup artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... special makeup effects artist
Kelly O'Leary .... key makeup artist
Richard Redlefsen .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Ross .... special makeup effects artist
Mark Viniello .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Judith Black .... post-production supervisor
Lawreen E. Kayl .... unit production manager
Stacey Lock .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Lawrence .... second assistant director
Larry A. Lee .... first assistant director
Anna Moulaison-Moore .... first assistant director: second unit (as Anna Moulaison-Massey)
Jake Worden .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Roxanne Brooks .... on-set dresser
Dick Fritz .... leadman
Haley M. Goosey .... set dresser
Josh Hagen .... storyboard artist
Eric Hull .... property master
Xylon Jones .... set dresser
Doug Schellhase .... set dresser
Jed Voltz .... on-set dresser
Christina Wagner .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
David S. DiPietro .... foley mixer
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Shelik Fernandez .... assistant sound editor
Mark Lanza .... supervising sound editor
Brendan Pollitz .... boom operator
Marcus Ricaud .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Chadd B. Cole .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Gend .... visual effects artist
Carol VanHook .... visual effects
Melissa Barker .... stunts
Zoë Bell .... stunt double (as Zoe Bell)
Mitch Gould .... stunt coordinator
Li Jing .... stunt double: Caitlin
Reuben Langdon .... co-stunt coordinator
Charlie Parrish .... stunts (as H. Charles Parrish)
Jade Quon .... stunts
Bridgett Riley .... stunts (as Bridgette Riley)
Vai Tiare .... stunts (as Vaitiare Au-Harehoe)
Mike Wilson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Zack Beseda .... grip
Adam Castro .... second assistant camera
Steve Dietl .... still photographer
Marco Fargnoli .... director of photography: second unit
Owen Foye .... gaffer
Erik Gonzales .... assistant chief lighting technician
Dean Gunderson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ty Jones .... grip
Seth Kotok .... additional first assistant camera: second unit
Beau Lambert .... electrician
Chris Limpus .... electrician
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Greg Magidow)
Sam May .... grip (as Sam E. May)
Doug Oh .... additional first assistant camera: second unit
J.C. Spike Osorio .... electrician
Ryan Polack .... second assistant camera: second unit
Robert Ruiz .... first assistant camera
Kelly Uchimura .... additional first assistant camera: second unit
Jon Witmer .... camera loader
Casting Department
Jennifer Lurey .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Don Adams .... additional editor
Harry James Picardi .... additional editor
Peter Swartz .... colorist (as Pete Swartz)
Alan R. Baxter .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Shay Morgan Brook .... transportation captain
Jared Robbins .... driver
Other crew
Fahed Alhabib .... office production assistant
Christina Gordon .... script supervisor
Sarah Long .... additional choreographer
Sarah Long .... assistant to director
Sarah Long .... special choreography
John Mcgrath .... production assistant
Charlie Parrish .... weapons expert (as H. Charles Parrish)
Haely White .... key production assistant
Dan Walton .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Blood Angel" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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USA:84 min (Showtime Library Print)
Australia:MA (2007) | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:18 | UK:18

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A Middle Eastern melody was chosen for Jezebel to dance to in order to reflect the Arabic mythic origins of the ghoul premise.See more »
Continuity: When Caitlin walks into the alley behind the club and sees Jezebel attacking Quinn, Jezebel's body and clothes already have bullet holes in them, before Caitlin starts shooting.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Zatôichi (1989)See more »
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Smooth-Paced, Humorous Horror Film Sneaks Under Radar, 3 March 2007
Author: gavin6942 from United States

On their way home from smuggling a case of high-potency Spanish Fly, two young men get lost and end up at the Devil's Den, a gentleman's club with no cover charge and some fine-looking ladies. But what starts off as a leisurely diversion quickly turns to panic when the pair discover some of the dancers are looking for a little more than a few dollars.

This film comes from director Jeff Burr ("Leatherface" and many others), am an with a solid history of directing horror films with a little less serious of an edge (such as the Puppetmaster films). I mean this in the kindest of ways, because finding the right blend of horror and comedy is an art form, and one that Burr has really found a knack for. This film entertains -- the balance of laughs and gore is flawless.

At first glance, I thought writer Mitch Gould might owe some serious kudos to Robert Kurtzman -- I'm not the first person to notice that the undead dancing in a club is not a new idea (see "From Dusk Till Dawn"). But don't underestimate Gould. Despite his background being more stunts and less writing (this is his sophomore effort), he really gave his heart to this script. A blend of characters and situations that would only otherwise work on an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" seems right at home in the Devil's Den.

The assembled cast is by no means foreign to the horror film (or the horror comedy film). Devon Sawa (Quinn the Spanish Fly smuggler) has come a long way from his days as the cute Casper and is now a noted horror celebrity ("Final Destination", "Idle Hands"). Sawa may have lost his boyish looks and charm, but his unique style and delivery have stayed pure. Ken Foree (Leonard, a vampire-hunting swordsman) needs no introduction. Appearing in both "Dawn of the Dead" films, Burr's "Leatherface" and countless other horror classics, this man's resume looks like a year's line-up of screenings at a college horror club. In short, Foree shines as usual. And although much younger than Foree, Kelly Hu's horror credentials also span back multiple decades ("Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan"). She plays the character of Caitlin perfectly, with enough panache and luxuriousness to rival any "final girl" in modern horror. Just don't ask how come she never runs out of bullets (it's a movie!).

A twist I really liked is the idea that the way to kill ghouls is not by removing the head or the heart or using some special equipment (silver bullets, crosses, etc.) but simply starvation. I don't recall ever hearing this from another film and it's an interesting twist. Leonard's explanation that decapitation is a great way to disconnect the mouth from the stomach (and thus speed up starvation) was ingenious.

While the film is full of great one-liners, gorgeous women and some serious gore (a scene where a man's heart is removed through his back was glorious), the key moment that told me this film was a winner involved the blind samurai (played by Ken Ohara). The feel of the movie changed, but in such a way you knew the creators were capable of anything -- no reason to worry about any loose ends or amateur sloppiness.

While I had not heard of this film prior to this viewing, I can see it becoming popular among horror fans and somewhat of a sleeper hit. While not of the same caliber as the classics, there lies in this film a certain charm that makes it both easy and enjoyable to watch again and again.

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