Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)
"Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza" (original title)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  April 1990 (USA)
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The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.



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Maria Vittoria Tolazzi ...
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A series of murders rock a dance academy in New York in which the mysterous directress, Candice, sets out to find the kiler, with a little assistance from a shady male model, named George, who has a hidden agenda for her as does she for him. Written by Anonymous

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Save the last dance . . . for hell!


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Flashdance + giallo = not so good
4 May 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Nothing very special about this giallo. A bunch of dancers are trying out for parts, and some get murdered by a hatpin stuck into their left breast (where it looks like it would actually pierce a lung and not the heart as intended). Some of the dancing scenes are pretty sexual.

The studio where they do their dancing has a rather odd system at the end of the day whereby a voice comes over an intercom, and the lights flash on and off repeatedly. I guess this is to make for more suspense or to make the killing scenes more exciting? It's more on the annoying side.

One of the women has a dream in which she is pursued by a killer with a pin (it changes sizes throughout the dream, sometimes appearing giant). She later sees the man from her dream on a billboard. She tracks him down, finding him to be a bit of a washed up, alcoholic actor, and starts a relationship with him.

Much more than that I don't remember.

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