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The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 1 July 2013 (Canada)
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While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as "The Black Dahlia".

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Brandon Slagle

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Brandon Slagle
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Devanny Pinn ... Holly Jenson
Britt Griffith ... Dr. Brian Owen
Noah Dahl Noah Dahl ... Tyler Jenson
Alexis Iacono ... Elizabeth Short - The Black Dahlia
Cleve Hall ... The Black Dahlia Avenger (as Cleve A. Hall)
Brandon Slagle ... Malcolm
Jessica Cameron ... Young Norma Jeane Baker
Sarah Nicklin ... Detective Hoffman
Daniel Murawka Daniel Murawka ... Detective Glenn Griffin
Tori Rachael Tori Rachael ... Dr. Owen's Receptionist
Patrick W. Henry Patrick W. Henry ... Filmmaker
Gabrielle Benson Gabrielle Benson ... Hospital Visitor
Holly Griffith Holly Griffith ... Angry Pedestrian
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While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as "The Black Dahlia".

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Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2013 (Canada) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Effective genre twisting of ghost, horror,& true crime
20 November 2012 | by billpmurphySee all my reviews

I had the good fortune of attending the ShockFest Film Festival on Nov 16, 2012 and watched the new film The Black Dahlia Haunting. I enjoy a good scare, and usually settle in at night with a good horror movie although I also can get absorbed when watching a supernatural thriller. I also happen to enjoy retrospective accounts of notable infamous events. Imagine my surprise to see all three delivered simultaneously with confidence by the film's writer and director, Brandon Slagle. In less capable hands the script could have become convoluted but Slagle helmed the project successfully.

Since I have been a paranormal researcher for many years, I was curious to see how that aspect of the story would be handled. One of the film's stars, Britt Griffith, is an actual paranormal investigator and has no doubt seen how a haunting can affect those who live with discarnate personalities. I have known Britt for several years, and was curious to see his portrayal of Dr. Owen, one of the key characters in the movie. His pivotal role required a range that any performer would see as a challenge and he rose to the occasion.

In fact, each of the cast members did admirable jobs and I could not help but notice that as the movie neared it's climax, some in the audience began to gasp and some people seemed frozen in their seats. The movie has a story that at times moved some people to tears, and prompted others to cover their eyes. There are some plot twist I didn't see coming, and some scenes could be seared into your memory. Alexis Iacono's performance as Elizabeth Short reminds us that at the center of ghost story is an unforgettable spirit.


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