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Curse of the Zodiac -- Based on the true story of the infamous Zodiac Killer who murdered victims in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Director:
Writer:
Ulli Lommel (written by)
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Release Date:
15 May 2007 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Every murder is another sign. See more »
Plot:
Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Zodiac Kills Women in Bad Relationships and Audience's Faith in Movies See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Cassandra Church ... Natasha Baines
Jack Quinn ... The Zodiac

Victoria Ullmann ... Victoria
Lyn Beausoleil ... Zodiac Victim
Colette Claire ... Dee
Trevor Parsons ... Charlie
Shaun Adams ... Quincy
Lee Mercer ... Natasha's Boyfriend
Mouse Bridwell

Pia Pownall ... Zodiac Victim
Max Inglewood
Daniel von Wetter ... Randy
Kelsi Trausch
Malibu
Nola Roeper ... Madame

Ulli Lommel ... The Zodiac (voice) (as Rick van Cleef)
Jon E. Nimetz ... The Writer

Steve Olson ... Daniel (as Steven Robert Olson)

Bertrand Paré

Bud Watson ... John
Dusty Kocks ... Beau (as Dusty 'GD' Kocks)
Rachael Devlin
Michelle Bock ... Daniel's Girlfriend
Stan Lim
Silvie Hwang
Scott Espenshade (as E. Scott Espenshade)
Elissa Harris-Fisher
Max Nikoff ... John
Christian Behm ... Bartender

Directed by
Ulli Lommel 
 
Writing credits
Ulli Lommel (written by)

Produced by
Ulli Lommel .... producer
Nola Roeper .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ulli Lommel  (as Green River Band)
 
Cinematography by
Ulli Lommel  (as Bianco Pacelli)
 
Film Editing by
Bertrand Paré 
 
Casting by
Rachael Devlin  (as Rachel Devlin)
 
Production Design by
Ulli Lommel  (as Patricia Devereaux)
 
Production Management
Howard Berstein .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bertrand Paré .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Jim Swain .... props
 
Sound Department
Hans Broome .... sound editor
Larry Bryanston .... supervising sound editor
Donald Carlson .... sound effects editor
Noble Daggett .... boom operator
John Graves .... sound designer (as John C. Graves)
Ross James .... foley editor
Max Nikoff .... location sound
 
Stunts
John Kunicki .... stunt coordinator
Brian Lawrence .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bret Ahmed .... second assistant camera
Eric Bedford .... grip
Kevin Burnstein .... gaffer
Diana King .... second assistant camera
Daniel Noah .... first assistant camera
Jackie Shawn .... key grip
Dale Tibor .... first assistant camera
Chris Tonkovitcz .... best boy (as Chris Tonkovicz)
Annie Wildmoser .... first assistant camera
 
Music Department
Harry Caper .... music coordinator (as Harry 'Green' Caper)
Laverne Lincoln .... music editor
Scott Szabo .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tito Angeleri .... assistant: Ms. Roeper
Gary Edwards .... location scout
Howard Goldstein .... production accountant
Erica Mandell .... script supervisor
Rebecca Schwartz .... researcher
Danielle Signoret .... location coordinator
Angelo Vendoren .... assistant: Mr. Lommel
 

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Rated R for violence, disturbing gory images, and strong language including sexual references
Runtime:
USA:82 min
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Loosely based upon the unsolved Zodiac murders.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When Randy and his girlfriend are in the restroom several shots are flipped horizontally. This can be noted in the reversed letters on the door.See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Zodiac Kills Women in Bad Relationships and Audience's Faith in Movies, 10 January 2008
Author: sexytail from Olympia, WA

With "Curse of the Zodiac" director Ulli Lommell rips off David Fincher's "Zodiac" a second time. Like Lommell's other recent horror efforts this is incompetently gory and exploitive. It has all his usual trademarks: shot on cheap video, highly repetitive, over-edited with tons of after-effects to cover up a budget of $0. The opening titles aren't bad though and in the previously stated categories it's not as bad as Lommell's "Black Dahlia", but that's like saying getting shot isn't as bad as burning to death.

This movie focuses on a girl who suffers from psychic episodes which show her the crimes of the Zodiac killer as they happen. Lommell's Zodiac killer is a bald white guy with tattoos on his neck, overdubbed with an annoying German voice. He taunts a writer over the phone who he only called "Fat F***" and mentally taunts the physic which he called "Pretty Girl". The soundtrack is flooded with Zodiac irritating voice, mocking the poorly defined "heroes" with what could be bad poetry.

The movie falls into a pattern of killings spaced by reactions to killings. The victims are almost exclusively women and they are always killed after having an argument with their man. It's as if this is a relationship movie edited together with a slasher movie. In the commentary Lommell claims this is meant to represent tension over women's liberation in the 70s. Until I heard this I didn't realize this was supposed to be set in the 70s, and assumed this was about the killer returning in present day or something equally stupid (Lommell's previous movie "Zodiac Killer" was about a present day copycat to the Zodiac).

Apart from the more puzzling aspects it is never less than obvious that is this is a cheapie. The sound even messes up a couple times during one of the killer's monologues. Many of these are peppered with what feels like hundreds of cuts back to the same couple of shots of the Golden Gate bridge. While it is impressive that they actually shot on location for this piece of crap, the poor use of the locations doesn't help. The acting sucks, of course, and the facts of the case are clumsily passed over in favor of endless boring murders. It feels like this script never had more than one draft.

In the end all I really have to say is Ulli Lommell. This idiot directs crap and only crap. He made "Zombie Nation". He makes fellow countryman Uwe Boll look good! His movies, like this one, were all made to confuse unobservant people in video stores to rent them thinking they're something else. But, honestly, if you're really dumb enough to rent this thinking it's a movie as good as the David Fincher "Zodiac" then you deserve to watch a movie as bad as Ulli Lommell's "Curse of the Zodiac".

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