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Director:
Writers:
Zach Chassler (written by)
Herschell Gordon Lewis (based upon the motion picture)
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Genre:
Tagline:
What are you afraid of?
Plot:
Montag the Magnificent (Glover) is a master illusionist who performs at underground venues, selecting female volunteers from his rave-like audiences... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
The maddest show ever shown See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kip Pardue ... Edmund Bigelow

Bijou Phillips ... Maggie

Crispin Glover ... Montag the Magnificent

Jeffrey Combs ... The Geek

Brad Dourif ... Doctor Chong

Joshua John Miller ... Jinky (as Joshua Miller)

Garz Chan ... Annie

Tim Chiou ... Chinese Mickey

Evan Seinfeld ... Frank
Flux Suicide ... Dell
Amina Munster ... Cecelia
Cricket Suicide ... Cayenne (as Cricket DeManuel)
Nixon Suicide ... Rexina

Kenneth Moskow ... Detective Packard
Shannon Hart Cleary ... News Reporter (as Shannon Ggem)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanessa Alexandra ... Ring Master Of the Circus Of Horrors (uncredited)
Mark Alfa ... Tranny Raver (uncredited)

Joe Bucaro III ... Shark expert (uncredited)
Luna Rocio Cantale ... Geisha girl (uncredited)

Joshua Lou Friedman ... Montag's Biggest Fan (uncredited)
Paulah May ... Garbage Girl / hobo fetish (uncredited)

Bob Rusch ... Hans (uncredited)

Mary Taylor ... Concession Skag (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremy Kasten 
 
Writing credits
Zach Chassler (written by)

Herschell Gordon Lewis (based upon the motion picture)

Produced by
Christopher Duddy .... producer
Glenn W. Garland .... producer
Maxx Gillman .... associate producer
Daniel Gold .... producer
Dan Griffiths .... producer
Jeremy Kasten .... producer
Jimmy Maslon .... executive producer
Eric Rinestone .... executive producer
Jeffrey Silverman .... executive producer
Jeffrey A. Silverman .... executive producer
Laurie Woodrow .... associate producer
Wileen Dragovan .... line producer (uncredited)
Glenn W. Garland .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Steve Porcaro 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Duddy 
 
Film Editing by
Jeremy Kasten 
 
Casting by
Aaron Griffith 
 
Production Design by
John Pollard 
 
Art Direction by
Dustin J. Cardwell  (as Lucky Cardwell)
 
Set Decoration by
Kris Fuller 
 
Costume Design by
Carrie Grace 
 
Makeup Department
Sheryl Blum .... key hair stylist
Patricia Budz .... key hair stylist (as Patty Budz)
Keith Christensen .... makeup effects painter
Keith Christensen .... makeup effects supervisor
Jason Collins .... makeup effects supervisor
Jason Collins .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous F/X, Inc.
Ernesto Cornejo .... sculptor
Becky Cotton .... assistant makeup artist (as Rebecca Cotton)
Scott Fields .... mold maker
Brie Ford .... sculptor: Autonomous FX inc. (as Brianna Ford)
Keith Hall .... makeup department head
Chris Hanson .... makeup effects painter
Elvis Jones .... makeup effects supervisor
Elvis Jones .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous FX Inc.
Lori McCoy-Bell .... hair department head
Aina O'Kane .... fabricator
Jim Ojila .... mold maker
Tim Phoenix .... foam technician
Brian Rae .... mold maker (as Brain Rae)
Rudy Randolph .... assistant hair stylist
Kelly Rooney .... foam technician
Melissa Sandora .... key makeup artist (as Missy Sandora)
 
Production Management
Wileen Dragovan .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joshua Lou Friedman .... second second assistant director
Paul Silver .... first assistant director
Jesse Sternbaum .... second assistant director
Shelly Heyward .... additional second second director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Sam Berrini .... leadman (as Samuel Berrini)
Joe Blecha .... swing
Chris Dame .... credits designer: end credits
Ian Taylor Fisher .... property master
Emek Golan .... designer: Montag's crest
Mike Manasewitsch .... assistant property master
Willy Roberts .... on-set dresser
Judd Rubin .... art department production assistant
James Schroeder .... storyboard artist
Michael Timman .... additional swing
Jeff Verges .... designer: Cacophony Gazette
Erin Paynter .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Monette Bechtold .... foley artist (as Monette Becktold)
Keith Birchfiel .... boom operator
Colin Campbell .... sound mixer (as Colin G. Campbell)
Peter S. Carlstedt .... adr editor (as Peter Carlstedt)
Peter S. Carlstedt .... dialogue editor (as Peter Carlstedt)
Peter S. Carlstedt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Peter Carlstedt)
Peter S. Carlstedt .... supervising sound editor (as Peter Carlstedt)
Francisco Koch .... adr mixer
Tony Kucenski .... foley editor
Sam Libraty .... adr editor
Sam Libraty .... dialogue editor
Michael Mesirow .... boom operator (as Mike Mesirow)
Jeremy Pitts .... foley mixer
Heissell Ramirez .... backgrounds editor
Kurt Vanzo .... sound effects editor
Kurt Vanzo .... supervising sound editor
Darren Paskal .... sound facility (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michelle Deville .... hair specialist (as Michelle DeVille)
David Gallion .... special effects technician (as Dave Gallion)
Jor Van Kline .... special effects supervisor
Kyle Williamson .... animatronics
 
Visual Effects by
Maxx Gillman .... visual effects artist
Geoff Leavitt .... lead visual effects artist
Derrick Matichiak .... rotoscope artist
Rob Ostir .... visual effects artist
Vivek 'Vic' Sharma .... visual effects editor (as Vivek Sharma)
Michael Shelton .... visual effects supervisor
John Stewart .... visual effects artist
Travis Baumann .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Troy Morgan .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunt coordinator (as Joe Bucaro)
Mike Massa .... stunt double: Kip Pardue
Sonja Munsterman .... stunt double: Bijou Phillips
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave 'Buzz' Kemp .... gaffer: second unit
Janel Bauer .... camera intern
Christopher Blauvelt .... cinematographer: second unit
Marc Brown .... camera operator
Mike DeGrazzio .... digital imaging technician (as Mike Degrazzio)
Scott Fields .... grip
Don Francis .... lighting technician
Mark Glover .... grip
Prashant Gupta .... still photographer
Cameron Lee Michael .... lighting technician
Rich Paisley .... chief lighting technician
Michael Parry .... lighting technician
Arnaud Peiny .... grip
Ben Peiny .... grip
Sarah Remetch .... first assistant camera: second unit
Aaron Schulte .... assistant chief lighting technician
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera
Jeff Smith .... cinematographer: second unit
Oliver Summers .... cinematographer: second unit
Daniel E. Teaze .... first assistant camera (as Danny Teaze)
Mira Velasco .... grip
Kevin Wilt .... lighting technician
Joseph R. Fitzgerald .... additional camera utility (uncredited)
Matthew Kistenmacher .... electrician (uncredited)
Seth Orozco .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Steve Tacon .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lana Ford .... casting assistant (as Lana Shackelford)
Randy McKenney .... extras casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samuel Bowling .... costume supervisor (as Sam Bowling)
Chantal Filson .... additional set costumer
Raquel L. Jaffe .... set costumer (as Raquel Jaffe)
 
Editorial Department
Joe Faissal .... colorist
Joe Faissal .... on-line editor
Maxx Gillman .... additional editor
Maxx Gillman .... first assistant editor
Vivek 'Vic' Sharma .... second assistant editor (as Vivek Sharma)
Rebecca Gebhard .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Celia M. Carter .... music coordinator
Kathleen Hasay .... music coordinator
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Dean Menta .... music editor
Rebecca Rienks .... music consultant: Creative Control
 
Transportation Department
William Berumen .... transportation captain (as William Beurmen)
David Gerry .... driver (as Dave Gerry)
Candace Kula-Wilson .... driver (as Candace 'Michelle' Kula-Wilso)
Dave Martinez .... driver
 
Other crew
Stephen Andrzejewski .... location manager (as Steve Andrzejewski)
Birnbaum Arthur .... set production assistant (as Arthur Birnbaum)
Steve Barker .... key set production assistant
Adrian Casas .... production coordinator
Laura Dawson .... production executive
Cameron Duddy .... production assistant
Minnie Duerr .... production accountant
Aaron Fisher .... magic advisor
Joseph R. Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Wayne Forman .... chef
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
Emil Gallardo .... set production assistant
Rebecca Gebhard .... assistant to producers
Laura Irvine .... location manager
Christina Knizner .... craft service
Scott Leith .... acunpuncturist
Joe Magna .... set production assistant (as Joe Megna)
Yvette Malissa .... set medic
Derek Potts .... production assistant
Adam Pray .... production secretary
Heissell Ramirez .... studio assistant
Jennifer Teres .... craft service
Clenet Verdi-Rose .... set production assistant (as Clenet Verde-Rose)
Jessica Walker .... set production assistant
David Williams .... assistant location manager (as Dave Williams)
David Williams .... production assistant (as Dave Williams)
Brandon King .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nicole Kreuzer .... stand-in: Bijou Phillips (uncredited)
Shane Moran .... location assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Roseman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Whitaker .... key set medic (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michelle Ary .... special thanks
Elijah Drenner .... special thanks
Daniel Robert Epstein .... dedicatee
Andrew Kasch .... special thanks
Hugh Phoenix Cross .... acknowledgment (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language
Runtime:
94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Amina Munster was the first Suicide Girl cast for this film. Moreover, Munster really is missing one of her legs below the knee, so this was incorporated into her stage act with Montag.See more »
Quotes:
Montag the Magnificent:Eyes front. You cannot move. You cannot even know if you are really here. One of magic's many beauties is that the illusion can begin long before the audience even knows it is going to be tricked. Trick. A word with so many meanings. You fake your own reality. You, the things that you believe about yourself. Delusions. The things that you tell yourself. Lies. Are you ready for the truth?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tap WaterSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The maddest show ever shown, 16 October 2011
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

I haven't seen the original HG Lewis film this is based on, but his reputation as a PT Barnum of basement-bargain schlock could not prepare me for this. It is actually a clever self-referential movie about horror, and I reckon we haven't had one that cuts as incisively in what it means to want to see beyond the pale since Peeping Tom.

It's a simple idea, very smart; a magician who every night stages a different horror movie, but always the one we paid to see. He purports to offer us a glimpse of our insides, quite literally so, but of course we can wave it away as a trick of smoke and mirrors. The gruesome event is framed, thus obscured, reversed, in a smoke mirror.

His victims, always females, he seems to select from a nearby stripping joint. The girls are again stripped naked for a paying audience. So the fantasy about the naked flesh is transferred from one place inside another, except now as meant to dispel the safety of illusions.

All of this is being investigated by a guy who dresses up like a reporter or private dick from the 40's, he's into it for the scoop. He assembles together the plot that we see, doing the detective work for us like in a Philip Marlow film.

It should have been really good by all accounts, the material is at least right. What appears the incomprehensible rumblings of a feverish mind - our reporter is under the grip of a powerful hallucinogen - makes sense if we understand what side of the mirror we're looking from.

So of course the magician is the trick, the stage of illusions supplied by the mind. It vindicates the destructive impulses that we come to know he harbors in reality, allowing the unspeakable to be articulated as a show. However madly. It's all an essay on the machinations that take place inside from our position as horror viewers.

What lets it down for me is first the haphazard technique, a lot of dutch angles for no reason - but which of course the filmmaker would justify as reflecting a skewed state of mind -, I can look past this, and second the desire to pursue clues right to the end in an effort to piece together for us 'what really happened'. Sooner or later this type of fictions must probe into the nature of abstractions, the film has its work already laid out with the stageshow, it's a perfect allusion to what we are watching from our end, the trick with smoke and mirrors, yet goes on to dangle a piece of string in our faces.

So, in 20 words or less: imagine Naked Lunch re-assembled as a lengthy Masters of Horror episode - the murky colors, the hard lights and DV look - by a filmmaker with aspirations to articulate in feverish weirdness a little of what he has seen from Lynch or Greenaway.

It may not look that way, but it's actually one of the more interesting straight-out horror films of the last 10 years.

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