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Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 2008 (UK)
A stark look at one of Hollywood's darkest mysteries," The Black Dalia Murder.

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Ramzi Abed

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Ramzi Abed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Kerr ... Lisa Small / Elizabeth Short
Lizzy Strain Lizzy Strain ... Lizzy Strain / Elizabeth Short
Trent Haaga ... Red / Bobby Manley
Sarah Scott ... Grace
Cinqué Lee ... Joe
Amie Nicole Amie Nicole ... Jeanette Bauer
Masuimi Max ... Masuimi
Gidget Gein Gidget Gein ... Detective Jeffrey Mourir
Julie Strain ... Julie
Robert Williams Robert Williams ... Dr. John Rozzell
Courtney Cruz Courtney Cruz ... Lillian Lavey
Lenora Claire ... Lenora
Mark Borchardt ... Floyd
Dame Darcy Dame Darcy ... Anna
Jeannine Petterson Jeannine Petterson ... Red's Wife (as Jeannine Pettersen)
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An unforgettable journey into the darkness and mystery of Hollywood's most famous unsolved murder case. When the beautiful Lisa Small gets the chance to play the tragic victim of the crime, Elizabeth Short, an entire dreamworld awakens all around her. All the while, a killer is on the loose collecting women and killing them in time for the 60th anniversary of the original murder. A spider's web grows around Lisa, as her nightmares and desires intersect. As Lisa delves deeper into her script, she propels herself into living out the last days of the Black Dahlia. Written by Bloodshot Pictures

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Hollywood murders women.


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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Bloodshot Pictures | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Dahlia See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$79,000 (estimated)
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Filmed before any of the other films about the Black Dahlia, including Brian De Palma and Ulli Lommel's films about the subject. See more »

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Devil's Muse (Burnt)
Performed by Johnny Dowd, Ego Plum, David J
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Sonambulist Surrealism...
27 February 2008 | by tallman_666See all my reviews

Understand, this is not your typical Hollywood fare.

There is no formulaic storyline or punchy tidy ending with a tacked on denouement. This is film-making at its finest level. A stunning and gorgeous take on the Elizabeth Short story that is more like a visual poem than the usual derivative narratives. The story is one of the most unique and original I've seen in quite some time.

The cast is peppered with cameos from all manner of celebrities including musicians, models, artists and directors.

The cast is lovely, the atmosphere writhes and the soundtrack is an integral part of the tale rather than a distraction.

Did I mention the performance by the stunning Abby Travis?

Ramzi Abed makes the world a happier place.


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