A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as it should until one of the cast members turns up dead. In a panic, the ... See full summary »
A young man tries to help a teenage European girl whom escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.
Virginia Wainwright is proud that she belongs to a clique with the best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling series of murders take place and her friends ... See full summary »
J. Lee Thompson
Melissa Sue Anderson,
A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as it should until one of the cast members turns up dead. In a panic, the others try to get out, only to find they are now locked in the theater with the killer! Which one of them committed the murder, and who will get out alive? Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
During a screening at the Fantasia Film Festival fans threw white feathers from the theater balcony which showered down on the audience in a homage to the haunting finale of the film. See more »
When Alicia is underneath the stage trying to get the key, the gun in her hand changes from an automatic pistol to a revolver in one shot - and then back to the automatic. See more »
My wife tells me i need to lose weight and she gives me spinach. Can you believe it? Spinach!
Your too fat anyway.
[flexes his arm]
See that? Muscle boy, muscle.
She thinks your Popeye.
[sees the young cop eating a donut, he looks intriguied]
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'Stage Fright' is an impressive directorial debut from Dario Argento collaborator Michele Soavi. Like most Italian horror the plot, characters and dialogue are nothing to write home about, the movie is really an excuse for some inventive and visually striking murders. Soavi shows he has learnt a lot stylistically from Argento, and I actually enjoyed this more than many of the latters post 'Tenebre' efforts. Soavi manages to give a refreshing twist on the often tired slasher genre, which is no mean feat, and something that hasn't been able to be achieved in the post-'Scream' slasher revival. While I liked 'Stage Fright', and recommend it, Soavi found his true voice later on with the superb zombie movie 'Dellamorte Dellamore', and the profoundly weird Satanic thriller 'The Sect' (co-written with his mentor Argento). 'Stage Fright' is above average but doesn't compare to the originality of those two.
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