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A stark look at one of Hollywood's darkest mysteries," The Black Dalia Murder.

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Lisa Small / Elizabeth Short
Lizzy Strain ...
Lizzy Strain / Elizabeth Short
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Red / Bobby Manley
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Grace
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Joe
Amie Nicole ...
Jeanette Bauer
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Masuimi
Gidget Gein ...
Detective Jeffrey Mourir
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Julie
Robert Williams ...
Dr. John Rozzell
Courtney Cruz ...
Lillian Lavey
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Lenora
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Floyd
Dame Darcy ...
Anna
Jeannine Petterson ...
Red's Wife (as Jeannine Pettersen)
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The Bubble Man
Ramzi Abed ...
Ramzi
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The Mesmerist
Jade Starr ...
The Sacrifice
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Rose (as Bianca Barnett)
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Francis
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Louie
Abby Travis ...
The Torchsinger
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Detective Glenda Cole
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Vaudevillian Performer (as Count Smokula)
Douglas Dunning ...
Neil
David J ...
The Scientist
Ego Plum ...
The Athiest
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Lisa's Father
Nora Keyes ...
Nora
Josh Orlando ...
Josh
Grant Griggs ...
Detective Gordon Ginchansky
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Detective Earl Holiday
Lyla Sullivan ...
Dorothy (as Lilah Martin)
Victoria Bagliano ...
The Little Girl
Kelly Kucharski ...
The Muse / Bound Bettie (as Miss Satanica)
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Police Officer
Eric Fleming ...
Basil Rathbone
Casey Wickson ...
Peter Lorre
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Fatty Arbuckle
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Buster Keaton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martijn Berndsen ...
Man With Camcorder (uncredited)
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Michael (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ramzi Abed

Written by

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Ramzi Abed ... ()

Produced by

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Ramzi Abed ... executive producer
Eric Fleming ... executive producer
David J ... consulting producer
Donald Lee Purnell ... associate producer (as Don Purnell)
Amanda Staggs ... producer (as Amanda Abed)

Music by

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David J ... original music composer

Cinematography by

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Neal Fredericks ... director of photography (as Neal L. Fredericks)
Josh Orlando ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Wes Paster

Editorial Department

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Ramzi Abed ... post-production coordinator
Wes Paster ... colorist

Casting By

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Randall Fogwhistle

Production Design by

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Gregg Gibbs

Art Direction by

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Ramzi Abed

Set Decoration by

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Martijn Berndsen
Kerry Kate

Costume Design by

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Freddie Rojas

Makeup Department

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Jason Barnett ... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist
James Ojala ... special makeup effects artist
Amanda Staggs ... key makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Martijn Berndsen ... first assistant director
Michael Medaglia ... second assistant director
Dennis Petersen ... assistant director

Art Department

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Ramzi Abed ... paintings by
Dame Darcy ... paintings by
Kerry Kate ... doll maker / props
Peggy Lynch ... paintings by
Amanda Staggs ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Ramzi Abed ... sound designer / sound mixer
John Borowski ... boom operator
Eric Fleming ... boom operator
John Neff ... sound designer / sound mixer
Wes Paster ... sound designer / sound editor / sound mixer
Ben Raymond ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Jason Barnett ... special effects makeup
James Ojala ... special effects director
Wes Paster ... special effects
Amanda Staggs ... special effects makeup

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ramzi Abed ... camera operator
Octavio Arizala ... still photographer
Carey Borth ... camera remote
Jeffrey A. Johnson ... best boy grip: USA
Robert Magness ... grip
Mark Mervis ... additional cinematographer / cinematographer: 2005
Shawn Mitzel ... grip
Josh Orlando ... assistant camera / camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Andrew Parke ... additional cinematographer / camera operator
Zeus Quijano Jr. ... grip (as Zeus Quijano)
James Rhodes ... camera operator
Johnny Rojas ... assistant camera
Luke Rooney ... assistant camera
Jesse Sarrett ... best boy
Jesse Sennett ... key grip
Julie Strain ... still photographer
Walter Weber ... electrician
Randy Wedick ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Linda Henrikson ... costumer
Julie Plum ... additional costumes
Amanda Staggs ... costume supervisor
Nina Tahash ... costumer / wardrobe stylist

Music Department

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Creekbird ... music courtesy of
Dame Darcy ... composer: additional music
Johnny Dowd ... music courtesy of
Dub Gabriel ... music courtesy of
David J ... music courtesy of / music supervisor
Djam Karet ... music courtesy of
Nora Keyes ... composer: additional music
Gerard K. Marino ... composer: additional music
Smokey Miles ... music courtesy of (as Count Smokula)
My Ruin ... music courtesy of
John Neff ... composer: additional music
Ego Plum ... composer: additional music / orchestrator
Abby Travis ... music courtesy of
Elektracity ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Oneiros ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Nina Nahal Ameri ... production assistant (as Nahal Ameri)
Werner Herzog ... creative consultant
Stephanie Purdy-Azan ... animal trainer (as Stephanie A. Purdy)

Thanks

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Karie Bible ... special thanks
John Borowski ... special thanks
Brandon Brooks ... special thanks
Margaret Brown ... special thanks
Paul Bunnell ... special thanks
Matthew Buzzell ... special thanks
Ezra Buzzington ... special thanks
Brian Cleveland ... special thanks
Carl Crew ... special thanks
Kevin Eastman ... special thanks
Josh Eisenstadt ... special thanks
Mike Elliott ... special thanks
Neal Fredericks ... in memory of
Marcelo Giscome ... very special thanks
Andrew Gould ... special thanks
Gregory Hatanaka ... special thanks
Werner Herzog ... special thanks
Steven Jensen ... special thanks
Eric G. Johnson ... special thanks
Lloyd Kaufman ... special thanks
Michael Lustig ... special thanks
Jennifer Lynch ... special thanks (as Jennifer Chambers Lynch)
Peggy Lynch ... special thanks
Tairrie B. Murphy ... special thanks (as Tairrie B.)
Freddie Rojas ... special thanks
Shawn Simon ... special thanks
Greg Solomon ... special thanks
Darren Stein ... special thanks
Julie Strain ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Hollywood murders women. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Black Dahlia (United States)
  • Black Dahlia Movie: The Elizabeth Short Story (United States)
  • Black Dahlia Movie
Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Budget $79,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Secret Map of Hollywood (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Black Dahlia Theme See more »
Crazy Credits Cast (in a strange order of appearance): See more »

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