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Phoenix (1995)

| Horror | 1997 (USA)
A morgue attendent and a strange waitress form a bizarre connection which may or may not be related to the waitress' dead sister.


Tony Marsiglia (as Anthony Michael Kane)


Tony Marsiglia (as Anthony Michael Kane)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aisha Prigann Aisha Prigann ... Nicole
Mark Schultz Mark Schultz ... Sam
Sasha DeMarino Sasha DeMarino ... Sister
Ike Gingrich ... Sandman (The Soothsayer)
Susan Hinshaw ... Mother
Kevin Waldron Kevin Waldron ... Stepdad
Harsi Heilpern Harsi Heilpern ... Necro
Morgana Rae Morgana Rae ... Dream Date (as Morgana Sofia Rasch)
Penny Ray Penny Ray ... Brenda
Hope White Hope White ... Huge-Breasted Nude
Dianne Bye Dianne Bye
Chris Toomey Chris Toomey
Suzan Spann Suzan Spann
Michael Iskra Michael Iskra
Gathering Marbet Gathering Marbet ... Motel Maid


A morgue attendent and a strange waitress form a bizarre connection which may or may not be related to the waitress' dead sister.

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1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashes and Flames See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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art school mayhem
19 September 2010 | by mazinzSee all my reviews

I was very surprised to see no reviews or anything on the message board for this feature, so in this sense I am pleased to be the first reviewer for a film that came out almost 20 years ago.

I had never heard of this previously and I only discovered it by going through a mom and pop video store by me that was selling all of their VHS tapes (and that being in 2010).

I knew by the box and seeing the company that this was an indie feature and to probably expect some of the early 90's arty indie style of film. I was correct about that.

The plot given here on the IMDb is as follows: "A morgue attendant and a strange waitress form a bizarre connection which may or may not be related to the waitress' dead sister"

However from watching this film without knowing that plot you really have no idea just what the hell is exactly going on. It is one of those features where you are watching and you kind of have an idea but not exactly sure and everything going on sort of makes sense and then not really.

Don't get me wrong I did not hate this, I did like a lot of the shot setups and style and it was intriguing enough to keep me watching it for the whole film. A dead on art indie type of film but not too clichéd. A lot of this really does have a kind of hauntingly eerie measure and this part I liked a lot. .It also had some comedy mixed in as well. For some odd reason (and probably only to me) some of the shots and music combos in this reminded me of an older horror film called "Equinox" (in the way it was setup, not actual movie wise).

In the end, I did enjoy it on some strange level and the plot as mentioned here on the IMDb sums it up quite nicely. Even if you do not like arty style of films, I would say if you can find it to give this one a try. Odd, unusual, kind of surreal and enough to keep me hooked This (as far as I can tell) has no DVD release. The US VHS tape I found had the film under the name of "Ashes and flames"

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