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

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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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play | panic | murder | giallo | 1980s | See more »

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The theatre of death

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27 July 1987 (Italy)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The first feature directed by Michele Soavi. See more »

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In the scene where the girl is cut in half, it is later revealed she was cut in half by a chainsaw. However, as this was happening, there wasn't single noise coming from the chainsaw. See more »

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Willy: I... I just went to get the gun, trying to show you how to put a bullet in the chamber. See that? I got him right between the eyes! Just like I said... Right between the eyes! Damn... You see that Ally? Right betw... right between the eyes! Just like I said. Between... between the eyes. Got him... I got him, right between the eyes Ally! I got the fucker right between the eyes. Right between the eyes Ally. Just like I said... Right between the eyes!
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Highly stylish Italian slasher is one of the best!
10 January 2008 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Michele Soavi's debute film was this wonderful Italian horror film that's simply one of the best slasher films ever made!

Cast and crew of a stage production find themselves locked inside their theater with an escaped homicidal maniac!

Stylish and colorful direction highlight this excellent giallo film. Soavi makes the most of his clever cinematic techniques with inventive camera work and nice set pieces. Soavi has obviously taken a page from director Dario Argento in his artsy directorial style. He turns the dank catacombs of the theater into a dark, shadowy playground for our killer, who wears a truly spooky owl's head. Soavi sets up an atmosphere of great tension, setting the occurrences during a thunderstorm, using great re-occurring imagery and making even the huge theater a claustrophobic trap for our cast. There's some great moments of smart suspense as well, like the sequence with Alicia under the stage.

Being a giallo film, there's a lot of bloody scenery to be had. There's plenty of vicious, memorable murder sequences that will please any gore-hound to no end!

The cast is pretty good, even if they are dubbed something fierce. Barbara Cupisti is fetching as the films leading lady. The film boasts a weird and beautiful rock score that has a awesome contrast with the films visuals.

All in all, Stage Fright aka Deliria is a top-notch film that's a true must-see for horror fans everywhere!

*** 1/2 out of ****


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