The new supernatural thriller called The Black Dahlia Haunting has just landed domestic distribution (USA/Canada) and distribution in China. It was recently screened at HorrorHound Weekend and Lone Star Comic Con this past March. Written and directed by Brandon Slagle (Area 51 Confidential), The Black Dahlia Haunting stars Devanny Pinn (Cult Volume 1, Area 51: Confidential, The Lonely Ones), Britt Griffith (SyFy’s Ghost Hunters), Noah Dahl, Alexis Iacono, Cleve A. Hall, Jessica Cameron, and Sarah Nicklin. The film has garnered such accolades as Best Director, Actress, and Monster at Shockfest 2012 in Hollywood and Best Use of Sexuality and Best Cameo at Pollygrind 2012.
Black Dahlia Haunting Trailer
While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman (Devanny Pinn) disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as “The Black Dahlia”.
The Black Dahlia Haunting will be released in North America by the newly-formed Origin Releasing and in China by JY Entertainment. In North America it will hit Video-On-Demand and Pay-Per-View on July 1, 2013. It will appear on VOD in China soon and hits VOD and other markets in the states later this year (3rd quarter). Further screenings will be announced as the film’s home release nears. You can pre-order the Blu-ray and the DVD on Amazon (release date: August 6, 2013).
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The True Story of the Black Dahlia
Many of the characters and plot points were inspired by actual theories relating to the death of Elizabeth Short, also known as the Black Dahlia. Elizabeth Short’s body was found mutilated in Leimert Park, Los Angeles on January 15, 1947. Her body was discovered cut in half at the waist. To this day, the murder is unsolved. Short’s murder has inspired the books Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder by John Gilmore, Black Dahlia Avenger: The True Story by Steve Hodel, and The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy. Ellroy’s book inspired the film The Black Dahlia directed by Brian De Palma and starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, and Mia Kirshner.