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StageFright: Aquarius (1987)
"Deliria" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  27 July 1987 (Italy)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Brandon ...
Peter
Barbara Cupisti ...
Alicia
Domenico Fiore ...
Police Chief (as Don Fiore)
Robert Gligorov ...
Danny
Mickey Knox ...
Old Cop
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...
Brett (as John Morghen)
Clain Parker ...
Loredana Parrella ...
Corinne (as Lori Parrel)
Martin Philips ...
Mark
James Sampson ...
Willy (as James E.R. Sampson)
Ulrike Schwerk ...
Betty
Mary Sellers ...
Laurel
Jo Ann Smith ...
Sybil (as Jo Anne Smith)
Piero Vida ...
Ferrari
Richard Barkeley ...
Dr. Porter
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The theatre of death

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Old Cop: My wife tells me i need to lose weight and she gives me spinach. Can you believe it? Spinach!
Young Cop: Your too fat anyway.
Young Cop: [flexes his arm] See that? Muscle boy, muscle.
Young Cop: She thinks your Popeye.
Old Cop: Fuck Popeye.
[sees the young cop eating a donut, he looks intriguied]
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Mystery Rouge
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Strong slasher debut from Soavi.
17 July 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'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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