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The Devil's Muse (2007)

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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Storyline

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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Bloodshot Pictures See more »
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1.85 : 1
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The film has changed its title five times, finally staying with "The Devil's Muse" to disconnect itself from all of the other films that refer to the Black Dahlia murder case by name. See more »

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Black Dahlia Theme (Ghost)
Music by David J
Produced by David J
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Best of the Black Dahlia films
2 June 2008 | by jeffleroy15-11See all my reviews

Not to be confused with Ulli Lommel's unwatchable mess or the incomprehensible De Palma film, this is a decently shot and produced meditation on the price of fame and fortune in Lotus Land. The film uses the Black Dahlia as a springboard for a series of vignettes and haunted images of Hollywood's past. The cinematography is excellent and the cast is up for the challenge. You do not learn about the Black Dahlia crime from this film. The viewer is thrust into the shoes of a number of actresses searching for success with the Black Dahlia character as a backdrop. This stream of ideas is not for all tastes, but if you are in the mood, you will find this film rewarding.


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