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Black Dahlia (2006)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror | Video 10 October 2006
Three psychopaths go on a killing spree, recreating the Black Dahlia murder.

Director:

Ulli Lommel

Writers:

Ulli Lommel (story), Jeff Frentzen (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elissa Dowling ... Kate
Sutton Christopher Sutton Christopher ... Rick
Christian Behm Christian Behm ... Det. Christian
Jack Quinn Jack Quinn
Jed Rowen
Nola Roeper Nola Roeper ... Capt. Raine
Patrick Faucette ... Det. Lovelle
Laura Hofrichter Laura Hofrichter ... (as Laura Leigh)
Johnny Holiday Johnny Holiday ... Producer McCoon
Jeff Frentzen ... (as Curtis Grann)
Shannon Leade Shannon Leade
Danielle Petty ... Black Dahlia (as Ivy Elfstrom)
Crystal Nelson Crystal Nelson ... 3rd Victim
Negiat Turner Negiat Turner
Bud Watson ... Drug Lord
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Storyline

Horror master Ulli Lommel is back with a terrifying tale of a copycat killer in Los Angeles. A young rookie cop and his team discover dismembered female bodies in L.A. similar to the Black Dahlia cold case from 1947. A serial killer seems to be copying the brutal massacre of 1940s Hollywood starlet Betty Short - The Black Dahlia. Ultimately his investigation leads him to a frightening lair of death and torture, all part of a terrifying fantasy that the killer is trying to bring to life. Written by anonymous

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Crime | Horror

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Trivia

Influenced by the same real events at the core of Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia (2006), True Confessions (1981), Who Is the Black Dahlia? (1975), that were also fundamental for the development of The Devil's Muse (2007), I Am the Night (2019), Hunter: The Black Dahlia (1988), also influenced Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991), portrayed in documentaries like E! Mysteries & Scandals: The Black Dahlia (1998), Case Reopened: The Black Dahlia (1999), Cold Case Files: The Black Dahlia (2006) and inspired the name of the band The Black Dahlia Murder. See more »

Crazy Credits

Prisoners of War and Persons not taking part in Hostilities shall in all Circumstances be treated humanely. To this End, all Acts of cruel Treatment and Torture shall be prohibited.
  • adopted by all civilised Nations in Geneva on August 12, 1947
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References Oedipus Rex (1967) See more »

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Truly Awful
2 December 2006 | by sheilanagig25See all my reviews

I didn't even get past the credits when I began to have my doubts. Then it got worse. This is basically bottom of the barrel no-budget B-movie. The acting is terrible, and the script is enough to make you cry. Don't bother renting or watching it. This film makes Italian giallo films look professional and slick. The gore is obviously fake, and you begin to wonder about three minutes in whether the director cast his family in it to keep them happy. I suspect he also borrowed their cars for the film. The childish sing-song and the inclusion of "666" in the Black Dahlia mix was cheap too. Nothing about this film looks professional or particularly well thought out. It is cheapness immortalized on celluloid.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Dahlia See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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