The 2008 horror thriller “Dark Reel” from Lionsgate was directed by Josh Eisenstadt with the screenplay written by Aaron Pope based on the story by Josh Eisenstadt. Starring: Edward Furlong, Alexandra Holden, Lance Henriksen, Daniel Wisler, Tiffany Shepis, Rena Riffel, Tate Hanyok, Mercedes McNab, Tony Todd, Brooke Lyons, Matt Bushell, Emmanuel Xuereb, Jake Grace, Kate Orsini, Whit Hertford and Rouhi Savoji.
When Adam Waltz (Edward Furlong) first moved to Los Angeles, he had hopes of winning back the heart of his girlfriend who had left him heartbroken. But although he has been a long-time movie fan, landing a walk-on role with the famous B-movie star Cassie Blue (Tiffany Shepis) caught him completely by surprised. He was really excited thinking about how it would be to see himself in the movie Pirate Wench. But nothing could have prepared him for the real life events that were about to happen.
Connor Pritchett (Lance Henriksen) who is the head of the studio is quite the happy camper because things are not going very well and there is a lot riding on this picture; he needs it to be a big box office hit. Known for his dark comedy horror films, this one had to do well or it might be the end of the studio.
But just as things start to get interesting on the set, terror strikes when one of the members of the cast is found murdered. The police come in and investigate but no arrests are made. Then another member is killed and now it looks like there is a serial killer on the loose and very likely a member of the cast. The question is who and why are they killing off the movie cast?
As a result of the murders, instead of just a walk-on, Adam finds himself as a part of the bonafide cast, but as his role becomes larger, it also makes him look more like a suspect to the police detectives Shields (Tony Todd) and LaRue (Rena Riffel) who are on the case, trying to calm everyone down and solve the mystery solved quickly. Things get even more twisted with a ghost of an actress that was murdered fifty years ago begins appearing to Adam.