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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Review – Stage Fright (2014)

26 August 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stage Fright, 2014

Written and directed Jerome Sable

Starring Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ells, Melanie Leishman, Thomas Alderson, James McGowan, Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver

Synopsis:

A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.

If you took Friday the 13th, elements of Scream and the musical stylings of High School Musical and put them in a blood-filled blender with Meat Loaf, you’d get Stage Fright. It’s very fun, often hilarious and too silly for its own good at times.

Stage Fright opens with “the following is based on true events, while the names have been changed to protect the families, all song and dance routines are performed as they were,” so that should give you an idea of the movie’s tone. It’s very self-aware and features lots of obvious visual homages to horror movies of »

- Luke Owen

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FrightFest 2014: Stage Fright Review

25 August 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jerome Sable.

Cast: Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Meat Loaf, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, Thomas Alderson, James McGowan, Minnie Driver.

Certificate: 18.

Running Time: 89 minutes.

Synopsis: After the murder of their broadway star mother (Driver), two teens are left as cooks at a summer camp for performing arts. It turns out that the producer (Meat Loaf) intends to resurrect the show that was to be their mother’s last.

Certainly aiming for a unique angle at this year’s FrightFest is the enjoyably silly Stage Fright. Announcing your film as a cross between Friday The 13th and Glee may not be the best way to draw in the crowds, but it is certainly an intriguing premise. Horror’s and musicals have joined forces before in the form of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cannibal The Musical, Phantom Of The Opera and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Frightfest 2014: ‘Stage Fright’ Review

24 August 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

StarsMinnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, Thomas Alderson, James McGowan | Written and Directed by Jerome Sable

Billed as Friday the 13th meets Glee, Stage Fright is a new take on the classic slasher formula which sees Kylie Swanson (Driver) brutally murdered after her star-making performance in the Broadway-bound musical ‘The Haunting of the Opera’. Ten years later, her producer Roger McCall (Loaf) is running a musical theatre summer camp where Kylie’s twins, Camilla and Buddy help out. When Roger decides to revive ‘The Haunting of the Opera’ kabuki-style for the end of term entertainment, Camilla wants her mother’s cursed role. But the masked Opera Ghost returns with rehearsals ready to break a leg and strike down the cast and its leading lady again…

Sharing it’s name with one of my favourite giallo of all time, »

- Phil Wheat

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Overcome Your Stage Fright with this Soundtrack from Lakeshore Records

18 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Horror musicals don't come around all that often, but we were treated to one this year by the name of Stage Fright, featuring the likes of Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver. The film's soundtrack is on its way, and we have all the details right here.

Lakeshore Records will release the Stage Fright – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on August 19th and on CD September 23rd. Stage Fright features performances by Meat Loaf, Minnie Driver, Allie MacDonald, the Metal Killer, and more.

The film’s writer/director Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion composed the music and lyrics for this "Glee" meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show musical comedy, producing a genre-bending score that mixes heavy metal rock with a full orchestral sound. This R-rated horror-musical was produced by Ari Lantos and Jonas Bell Pasht.

Synopsis

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson (MacDonald) wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, »

- Debi Moore

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July 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Bloody Birthday, Lake Placid, The Raid 2

7 July 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases are an eclectic bunch, to say the least. Not only is Steve Miner’s criminally overlooked horror/comedy creature feature Lake Placid swimming its way onto Blu-ray, but Severin Films is also releasing a trio of controversial cult classics- Bloody Moon, The Baby and Bloody Birthday-all  in high definition for the first time ever.

The Time Machine is also getting a Blu-ray release this week, along with Gareth Evans’ stunning action masterpiece The Raid 2 and a handful of indie horror films, including the wickedly entertaining horror musical Stage Fright starring Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf. Overall, it’s a good week to be a genre fan with oddball tastes because there’s a whole lot of wonderfully weird stuff arriving this Tuesday.

Spotlight Titles:

The Baby (Severin Films, Blu-ray)

An A-list director. A jaw-dropping storyline. And depraved depictions of suburban violence, »

- Heather Wixson

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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

27 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins. »

- Gareth Jones

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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

27 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »

- Phil Wheat

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Stage Fright Gearing Up to Sing its Heart Out on Home Video

5 June 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Every bit of artwork we have seen for the horror musical Stage Fright (review) has been great. Let's hope that trend extends to its Blu-ray and DVD release. Given all the goodies we've gotten already, if we get some ugly eyesore, we shall riot!

Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi Didomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.

Look for it on Blu-ray and DVD on July 8, 2014.

Special Features

Commentary The Making of Stage Fright Outtakes Deleted Scenes Interviews: Writer/Director Jerome Sable, Co-Composer Eli Batalion Axs TV: A Look at Stage Fright The Legend of Beaver Dam Short Film Trailer

Synopsis

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, »

- Steve Barton

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Stage Fright

3 June 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014

Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98

Studio: Magnolia

Meat Loaf rises to the occasion in Stage Fright.

A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater in the campy horror-musical comedy send-up film Stage Fright starring Meat Loaf (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Minnie Driver (Barney’s Version).

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.

Written and directed by Jerome Sable, the R-rated movie premiered online in April, 2014 and received some U. »

- Laurence

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Stage Fright Blu-ray & DVD Release Date / Cover Art

3 June 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stage Fright has already seen a VOD and theatrical release, but if you’ve been holding out for a physical copy, Magnolia Home Entertainment will be bring the horror musical to Blu-ray and DVD next month. Blu-ray.com reveals that Stage Fright will hit Blu-ray & DVD on July 8th with a pretty decent set of bonus features:

“Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.”

Bonus Features:

Audio Commentary The Making Of Stage Fright Outtakes Deleted Scenes Interviews: Writer/Director Jerome Sable Co-Composer Eli Batalion »

- Jonathan James

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“Stage Fright” good enough for a bloody encore

27 May 2014 12:07 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Stage Fright

Starring Allie MacDonald, Meat Loaf, Douglas Smith, Minnie Driver, Kent Nolan, Melanie Leishman 

Directed by Jerome Sable

Screenplay by Jerome Sable

2014, Canada

The horror genre has not exactly been a steady and stable movie-going experience for freshness or originality as of late. Nevertheless, the persistence to include any distinctive gimmick or angle just to distinguish these faceless frightfests from one another is indeed appreciated. In writer-director Jerome Sable’s Canadian creeper Stage Fright one can actually both cheerfully sing and scream for their supper in this entertaining off-kilter morbid musical of mayhem. Sable’s impishly dire slasher stage production does conjure up an interesting take on how to “kill a live audience”…or at least try not to be killed in front of this very same audience. No, the final curtain call for Stage Fright does not involve any of the obligatory stand-by sinister venues such as haunted houses, »

- Frank Ochieng

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Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion Talk Stage Fright, Challenges of Horror Musicals, Creating an Iconic Slasher Villain, Their Creative Process and More

9 May 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now available on VOD and arriving in theaters this weekend is Stage Fright, an eccentric musical-slasher-comedy fromJerome Sable, the mad genius responsible for the excellent 2010 short The Legend of Beaver Dam. With Stage Fright,Sable and co-writer Eli Batalion set out to expand on the elements that made Beaver Dam so unique with more musical numbers, gorier set pieces, and a cast of recognizable faces (Meat LoafMinnie DriverAllie MacDonald, Douglas Smith). The film follows the attendees of Center Stage musical theater camp as they produce their big show, "The Haunting of the Opera", but someone has a sinister agenda against the play and wastes no time slicing and dicing through the cast of the ill-fated production. I recently had the opportunity to jump on the phone for an exclusive phone interview with Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion. They talked about the genesis of the film, their writing process, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Film Review: ‘Stage Fright’

8 May 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are a good 20 minutes of genuine comic inspiration in Jerome Sable’s “Stage Fright,” a horror musical that essentially imagines what a “Glee” summer-camp episode would look like if crashed by a masked serial killer. Unfortunately, those 20 minutes all appear in the film’s first 30, leaving an additional hour of increasingly moribund genre jabs as the movie plods toward the finish with the needle in the red. Just clever enough at the beginning to register as a real disappointment by the end, the pic could nonetheless attract a small cult on VOD.

Though it features moderately amusing supporting turns from Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf, “Stage Fright” centers on Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith as orphan siblings Camilla and Buddy. The two have muddled through life as Dickensian live-in kitchen workers at the Center Stage performing-arts summer camp, run by the mustachioed ex-Broadway producer Roger (Meat Loaf), who still »

- Andrew Barker

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Stage Fright Is a Horror-Musical Hybrid That Feels Like Off-Brand Troma

6 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Nothing else in Stage Fright, a horror-musical hybrid that plays like a sleepy, off-brand Troma movie, is as good as Meat Loaf.

A walrus-mustachioed Loaf plays Roger McCall, the skeevy owner of Center Stage, a summer camp for young musical theater performers. To generate the ticket sales that will pay his mounting bills, Roger pressures teenage singer Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) to play the female lead in Haunting of the Opera, a role Camilla's mother originated and was murdered while performing.

Roger's only a supporting character, but Meat Loaf's total commitment to lyrics as goofy as "And when the terrorists get suicidal/We'll be just fine because we have our own Bible" is far and away the highlight of a musical that's torn between snarky humor a »

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4 Alternate 'Stage Fright' Posters

5 May 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre. Check out four alternative posters for Stage Fright, now available on iTunes and On Demand before it hits select theaters this Friday May 9, 2014.

Stage Fright comes to theaters May 9th, 2014 and stars Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman. The film is directed by Jerome Sable. »

- MovieWeb

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New Posters for Stage Fright

5 May 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stage Fright is already available on VOD, but it has a theatrical release coming up on May 9th and Magnet Releasing has given us a look at four new posters for the horror musical.

“Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.”

Stage Fright stars Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Kent Nolan, Melanie Leishman, Minnie Driver, and Meat Loaf. Magnet Releasing will release Stage Fright in theaters May 9th and it is currently available on VOD. We’ve also included the previously released »

- Jonathan James

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4 Alternate Stage Fright One-Sheets Will Make Your Heart Sing

5 May 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Four new alternate posters for the wondrous horror musical Stage Fright (review) landed in our mailbox today, and we love each and every one of them. Take That, floating heads with pensive expressions. So good!

Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi Didomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.

Magnet is releasing the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand on April 3rd and following with a theatrical release on May 9th.

Stage Fright tells the story of a posh musical theater camp terrorized by a killer who hates musicals. Driver plays Kylie Swanson, a haunted star of the Broadway stage and mother of two siblings who find themselves at the center of the unfolding horror at the camp. Meat Loaf plays Roger McCall, a slumming Broadway producer-turned-camp director. »

- Steve Barton

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Stage Fright | Review

5 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Hamming of the Opera: Sable’s Debut Musical/Horror Hybrid Light Fun

What promises on paper to be a delirious mess or instant camp classic ends up being not quite either with Jerome Sable’s ambitious directorial debut, Stage Fright, a musical horror film that foregoes cheap laughs for an unanticipated dose of character development. Bringing to mind the days when B horror flicks were as much as fun as they were unapologetically (and often, cheaply) violent, Sable’s film is bound to be described as a film ‘like’ this one mixed with something ‘like’ that one, though choosing to market it as Scream crossed with “Glee” is terribly unfair and not quite apt, as its own self-awareness, not to mention the performances Sable snags from his cast, catapults it as something much more genuine and entertaining than those references. Friday the 13th meets Sleepaway Camp meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show »

- Nicholas Bell

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Stage Fright Movie Review

2 May 2014 10:16 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Stage Fright Magnet Releasing Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B+ Director:  Jerome Sable Screenplay:  Jerome Sable Cast:  Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz Screened at:  Review 1, NYC, 4/29/14 Opens:  May 9, 2014 Kids whose parents have the money to send them to sleep-away camp are lucky indeed, assuming that no killers are prowling on the baseball diamond, the swimming pool or the bunks.  That last scenario encompasses the situation found in Jerome Sable’s freshman feature, “Stage Fright,” a revenge fantasy photographed by Bruce Chun in rural parts of Ontario and featuring a cast that includes only two people who  [ Read More ]

The post Stage Fright Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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New Clips from Stage Fright

22 April 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stage Fright is already available on VOD, but it has a theatrical release coming up on May 9th and Magnet Releasing wants to give horror fans a better look at the movie.

“Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.”

Stage Fright stars Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Kent Nolan, Melanie Leishman, Minnie Driver, and Meat Loaf. Magnet Releasing will release Stage Fright in theaters May 9th and it is currently available on VOD. We’ve also included the previously released clip and »

- Jonathan James

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