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

 -  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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Olga Karlatos ...
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Dick Gibson
Cosimo Cinieri ...
Lt. Borges
Giuseppe Mannajuolo ...
Prof. Davis
Berna Maria do Carmo ...
Joan
Belinda Busato ...
Gloria Weston
Maria Vittoria Tolazzi ...
Jill
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Margie (as Geretta Marie Fields)
Christian Borromeo ...
Willy Stark (as Cristian Borromeo)
Robert Gligorov ...
Bert
Carlo Caldera ...
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Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ...
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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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Tonight is The Night
Lyrics and Music by Keith Emerson
Performed by Doreen Chanter
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Fulci tries to dance
21 October 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to dwell on the usual flaws, like woeful acting, inane story, they come with the territory, and I'm not going to dwell on the Flashdance influence, Fulci was known to ply his trade where ephemeral trends were expected to swing, it's how we got Zombi. Flashdance at the time would only perhaps have made apparent that horror set in a dance studio would be a natural idea, Argento had mined this.

Is it our job anyway as horror viewers to criticize acting or look down on influence? No, the real damning thing is the absence of an atmosphere that envelops; so much fuss is made here about a superficial mystery with suspects being paraded, so little energy invested in place, bodies, the swirl of madness. Fulci tries here and there, a few tricks with mirrors, a scene of hallucination, but it's all trivial spattering.

The appearances of the killer show this, each time a black-gloved hand reaches out from below a first-person camera to victims' faces that just stand there and only grimace a fake horror for the camera; mechanical.

None of other comments mention what has to be one of the most random things in movies; a girl has been left alone after practice in the lockerroom so we can have a first murder, a stern voice then comes in through the PA to announce the place is going to be locked down in a few minutes (a dance studio!), the voice sounds like it's warning NASA employees of a shutdown and for no reason lights begin to flash.


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