Dark Reel (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  16 August 2008 (USA)
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Based on rare crime scene footage of the (unpublicized) 1958 murder of Actress Scarlett May. A supernatural Horror/Mystery based on actual events.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tall Man
Kevin Ryder ...
Mr. Humphrey
Cassie Blue
Dragon Dronet ...
Gnome Killer
Tanya Kismen
Harris Briggs
Tara Leslie
Jake Grace ...
Rhett Johnson
Lorraine Wilson
Rouhi Savoji ...
Pirate Wench #1
Lila Pearsall ...
Pirate Wench #2 (as Lila Dean)


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Inside - Kill-Torture-Dead  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Won 2008 Best Feature Film award at the Dark Carnival Film Festival in Bloomington, IN. See more »


Referenced in New Terminal Hotel (2010) See more »

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I really enjoyed it.
3 June 2009 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

If you are really looking for that classic horror slash comedy movie that you grew up watching with a group of friends in the theaters, this may be one of those movies. It's about time someone made a movie like this, it brought back some good memories. I was expecting cheesy acting, bad editing, and choppy sound but none of those things ever happened. I have to admit that originally I had no desire to watch "Dark Reel". The only reason that I even watched the movie was because my wife was pregnant and for some reason she had to watch it because of the title. To my surprise it was actually very good. No matter how hard I tried not to like it I still got sucked in. Now I'm looking for director Josh Eisenstadt's next movie.

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