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Director:
Writers:
Zach Chassler (written by)
Herschell Gordon Lewis (based upon the motion picture)
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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:
Weak psychothriller marketed as horror movie 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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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language
Runtime:
94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Roger Daltrey at one point was interested in acting in this movie, but his girlfriend disapproved of the script.See more »
Quotes:
Edmund Bigelow:We met at church.
Maggie:That was a joke that I made up on the spot, remember? It's like our lives started that night. And before that, you were just a whore, and I was a bad man. And our lives now are just an illusion.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
She's My WitchSee more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Weak psychothriller marketed as horror movie, 4 February 2009
Author: TdSmth5 from US

The movie starts with the main character Ed, who writes a zine, stumbling all covered in blood into an Asian massage parlor to drop of copies of his zine to his friend Chong. He will tell us how he got to this point.

He and his girlfriend played by the lovely Bijou Phillips go to some party. There he's given an ad for a magic show. Out of boredom they decide to go. The magic show features an introductory act by an unrecognizable Jeffrey Combs doing something repulsive. The main act is Montag who'll have a girl from the audience (a Suicide Girl) come on stage. There he kills them brutally and gorily while delivering some social criticism to the audience. Once the audience is utterly horrified and disgusted, lights go on and the girl is intact.

Ed, who is bored by society in general and his subculture of different people, is mesmerized by the show. He keeps going again and again, which gives us a chance to see Suicide Girls torn to pieces. But he also investigates what is going on. He notices that the girls and audience are hypnotized or under the influence. From Chong he finds out about a drug that can cause those effects, the same drug used to turn people into zombies in Haiti. He also notices that Montag makes sure to shake the hand of every audience member as they arrive to the show.

Ed becomes more and more obsessed with the magician and his act. Eventually he finds out through a friend that the stage girls do actually end up dying at some point in ways similar to Montag's act. But Ed is also getting ill, he sweats, his bones crack, he's constantly breathing into a paper bag to calm him, but his friends think there's something else in the bag.

From here the story is somewhat predictable, as Ed descends into madness and reality and fantasy are combined, or rather, try to separate from his mind. The story here though is rather convoluted, even though you know what's coming.

This movie failed to engage me. It has a couple of good things going for it: plenty of story, some good acting, good gore, some nudity, all of which should add up to a pretty decent horror flick. There's an interesting sense of time, or rather lack of it. It has a noir vibe while also being contemporary. Ed is an interesting character, at first. Well dressed, well-spoken, sophisticated. Brad Dourif as Chong is excellent as always.

And yet it doesn't work out. I don't like the look of the movie or the camera work. Everything looks dreamy, not sharp, everything is filmed at a distance and the camera often is not straight but at an angle. One can't identify or empathize with any character. It's very odd that Montag is not featured more prominently. This is a horror movie without a villain. And Montag while acted idiosyncratically, is not convincing. His monologues are delivered as speeches to himself not an audience. Ultimately the story is more convoluted than it needs to be, giving you nothing to look forward to. This is another instance of a horror movie degenerating into a weak psychothriller.

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