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Director:
Writers:
Zach Chassler (written by)
Herschell Gordon Lewis (based upon the motion picture)
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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:
NOT your usual type of uninspired remake! 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)
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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
Yvette Malissa .... set medic
Joe Megna .... set production assistant
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:
The blood wrestling at the carnival was improvised at the last minute.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:
Retro HopSee more »

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45 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
NOT your usual type of uninspired remake!, 2 April 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

What a totally crazy (yet highly admirable) ambition to remake a Herschell Gordon Lewis film and actually add story depth, detailed character drawings, mystery and an atmosphere of morbidity! But it works. At least, … partially it works. Horror fanatics familiar with Lewis' oeuvre know that his films are entertaining and sensationally gross, but they always severely lacked in the plotting department. Of all Lewis' splatter films, "The Wizard of Gore", released in 1970, was definitely the one with the greatest potential and it's actually most unfortunate that the basic concept ideas weren't properly elaborated. Director Jeremy Kasten and writer Zach Chassler obviously must have felt the same way, as their remake cuts down on the gore (but luckily not to much) and attempts to give meaning and background to the whole idea of a maniacal magician. "The Wizard of Gore" is actually quite a unique oddity in the area of horror cinema nowadays! People always complain about the overload of needless remakes and modern directors' lack of own creativity (and they're right, too) but here's finally one remake that doesn't aspire to just bluntly copy the original, but to complete and perhaps even "improve" it. The result may not be entirely successful, but it's definitely a courageous approach and an overall enjoyable and recommended experience.

This new version largely maintains the same plot as Lewis' original film. Montag the Magnificent is a thoroughly uncanny magician/illusionist who, along with his hermit assistant, tours around with a quite unique and nightmarish act. He butchers seemingly random girls from the audience live on stage, yet when the audience panics and tries to flee, the light go on and the victims are standing there back in one piece again. A young reporter quickly discovers that the girls turn up dead the next day after all and their corpses are damaged exactly like they appeared to be on stage. Severely against the will of his girlfriend, he becomes obsessed with Montag's show and becomes entangled into a web of surreal nightmares, primitive drugs, physical agony and mental deterioration. "The Wizard of Gore" is still a pretty incoherent mess in which a lot of twists make absolutely no sense and a lot of vital questions remain unanswered, but at least you get the impression that Kasten and Chassler put thought and effort into providing an explanation for the events, and that is already an accomplishment to itself. Especially given the entirely illogical mishmash of half-decent ideas Herschell Gordon Lewis left behind. Moreover, this 2007 version benefices from a supremely macabre atmosphere and all the decors and set pieces look very grim. The gore and splatter effects clearly can't hold a candle to those of the original (at least, when it comes of outrageousness), but still there's some excellent carnage on display. Gore, nudity, atmosphere and immensely creepy carnival music … These are all great elements that allow you to overlook the occasionally senseless subject matter. Another thing which makes "The Wizard of Gore" a must-see for horror fanatics is the presence of no less than three phenomenal genre veterans, namely Crispin Glover, Brad Dourif and Jeffrey Combs.

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