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Stage Fright (1980)
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A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny Neumann ...
Helen Selleck
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Terry Besanko
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Judy
Max Phipps ...
George D'alberg
John Michael Howson ...
Bennett Collingswood (as John-Michael Howson)
Edmund Pegge ...
Bruce
Sue Jones ...
Fay
Adele Lewin ...
Sue
Briony Behets ...
Angela
Maureen Edwards ...
Mother
Bryon Williams ...
Father
Peter Tulloch ...
Brian
Malcolm Steed ...
Doctor
Denise Peterson ...
Bad Auditionee
Tania Uren ...
Nurse
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A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy has changed her name to Helen and has become a psychotic actress. Things are going fine until horrible things starts to happened with the cast of her new play. Written by Ørnås

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Screams of terror... silenced only by the splintering of glass! See more »

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30 October 1980 (Australia)  »

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AUD 500,000 (estimated)
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Watchable Australian psycho slasher.
30 September 2009 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Young Cathy accidentally kills her mother,who is making out with a man in the passenger seat of a car.Believing the man is hurting her mother,Cathy starts hitting him and her mother crashes the car sending her through the windshield.When an orderly tries to molest her,Cathy slashes his face with a broken glass.Years later Helen(Jenny Neumann of "Hell Night" fame)is an aspiring American actress auditioning for a Victorian comic play about death made by sarcastic director George.Soon a black gloved sex-hating killer wielding shards of glass starts killing members of theatrical play.Sleazy Australian slasher with lots of POV shots and fairly brutal glass slashings.The identity of the killer is blatantly obvious and there is a bit of graphic nudity.If you are a fan of "Flesh and the Blood Show","Theatre of Blood","Deliria" and "Opera" you may give this one a look.6 out of 10.


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