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Zach Chassler (written by)
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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 »
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Interesting experience but not much scary 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 ... Dr. 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)

Produced by
Christopher Duddy .... producer
Glenn W. Garland .... executive 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)
 
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)
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
 

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language
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94 min
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Director Jeremy Kasten doubled Kip Pardue's hands for several insert shots.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Chong:Now here is where you come in. I had a girl, one that left me a week before, a real thoroughbred of a girl, had it in for one of my best clients. This guy put so much money on her, it was like he had her on layaway already, so I cut her loose with my blessing.
Edmund Bigelow:And her name is Maggie, right?
Dr. Chong:Merry Christmas, Scoop. From here on, find your own way.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Interesting experience but not much scary, 11 August 2010
Author: Rodrigo Amaro (rodrigo882008@hotmail.com) from São Paulo, Brazil

"The Wizard of Gore" is a horror film with something like a film noir style but it has many gallons of fake blood, gore, violent scenes and a strange mystery.

Here Kip Pardue plays Edmund Bigelow, a underground journalist thrilled for freaky and horrific things. One day he goes to the show of a strange and sinister magician called Montag the Magnificent (played by Crispin Glover). On stage performing to people of similar tastes like Edmund he presents the most frightening tricks ever played by a magician by selecting strippers to appear in disgusting, freaky and deadly numbers such as being sliced in parts, or being "cooked" in a strange stove and things like that. The audience is surprised with that, shocked but in the end Montag reveals that everything was a illusion. The show is a success but later Edmund discovers that all those girls were really killed with similar injuries to those performed in the illusionary show and here it starts his investigation on all those deaths and to find out who Montag really is.

Since I've never heard that this was a remake of a film of the 1970's I think that it was a original plot, very surprising and thrilling most of the times. The mix between horror and film noir was interesting. Some of the investigation parts was confusing in some points much because the director wanted to recreate something closer to what films noir were (notice the look of the journalist, his voice over and of course the plot twist) but it was mixed with some strange visual effects (Pardue's delusional scenes). In terms of horror it was okay, incredible makeup effects but despite the blood and all the gore I didn't find it a scary movie (perhaps I'm too insensible or I didn't care much for the characters). Nothing was so shocking but for some viewers some of the things performed by Montag will be very haunting and disgusting.

Crispin Glover was magnificent (no jokes with his character here), Pardue was okay and the movie delivers the good performances of Brad Dourif ("Child's Play"), Jeffrey Combs ("Re-Animator") and Bijou Phillips. Horror die-hard fans might find it boring or find nothing special about it but for those who enjoy different propositions and something more original in terms of story it's a great film to see. 8/10

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