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Release Date:
8 February 1987 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
The theatre of death
Plot:
A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Good Slasher Film From Michel Soavi... See more (78 total) »

Cast

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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 ... Irving Wallace
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
Sheila Goldberg ... Nurse
Danny Gordon ... Dancer (as Dany Gordon)
Claude Jurman ... Dancer
Mark Parkinson ... Dancer
Helen Porter ... Dancer
Dominique Portier ... Dancer
Rackel Roskoff ... Dancer
Frank Senica ... Dancer
Simone Sadon ... Dancer (as Simone Sardon)
Albert Schultz ... Dancer

Sandi Schultz ... Dancer (as Sandy Schultz)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Eastman ... Irving Wallace (mask scenes only) (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Journalist (uncredited)
Michele Soavi ... Young Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Michele Soavi  (as Michael Soavi)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Eastman  (as Lew Cooper)
Sheila Goldberg  dialogue

Produced by
Joe D'Amato .... producer (as Aristide Massaccesi)
Donatella Donati .... producer
 
Original Music by
Guido Anelli 
Simon Boswell 
Stefano Mainetti 
 
Cinematography by
Renato Tafuri 
 
Film Editing by
Kathleen Stratton 
 
Costume Design by
Valentina Di Palma 
 
Makeup Department
Paola Bianchini .... hair stylist (as Sidney Le Roy)
Maria Grazia Mazzolini .... makeup artist (as Grace Ginsburg)
Adriana Sforza .... hair stylist (as Paula White)
Pietro Tenoglio .... makeup artist (as Peter Moore)
 
Production Management
Antonio Tacchia .... production manager (as Tony Hood)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Lattanzi .... assistant director (as Clay Millicamp)
 
Art Department
Rubina Michettoni .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Massimo Anzellotti .... foley artist
Davide Castrati .... sound recordist (as David Lee)
John Gayford .... post synch director
Hubrecht Nijhuis .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Robert Gold .... special effects (as Robert Gould)
Dan Maklansky .... special effects
Roland Park .... special effects
Alan Sloane .... special effects
 
Stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt double
Giovanni Ukmar .... stunts (as John Ukmar)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Saul Barry .... electrician
Patrizio Basili .... grip (as Peter Brockman)
Mark Caruso .... grip
Carlo Alberto Cocchi .... still photographer (as Jeff Hest)
Frank Cusimano .... grip
Renato Doria .... camera operator (as Jimmy Cohn)
Albert Ellis .... grip
Jeff Herbert .... electrician
Enrico Maggi .... camera operator (as Hanry May)
Arthur Malone .... electrician
Daniele Massaccesi .... assistant camera (as Daniel Kalehoff)
Silver Murray .... lighting technician
Salvatore Napoletano .... grip (as Jerry White)
Roberto Nicosia .... still photographer (as Robert Vinci)
Alfred Reed .... lighting technician
Lawrence Ross .... electrician
Peter Schrag .... electrician
Bob Siegel .... electrician
Paul Siegel .... electrician
Elio Terribili .... grip (as Brian Taitt)
Ugo Tucci .... grip (as John Dunn)
Sam Winston .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kuo Ami .... wardrobe
Mirella Pedetti .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Giuliana D'Angeli .... assistant editor (as July D'Angelo)
Enrico Grassi .... assistant editor (as Henry Robinson)
 
Other crew
Carlo Caputo .... production accountant
Vivi Levitt .... continuity (as Vivy Levitt)
Mary Noolite .... production assistant
John Therrien .... production assistant
Charles Wallach .... paymaster
 

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Also Known As:
"Deliria" - Italy (original title)
"StageFright" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (uncut) (2008) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1991) | France:-12 | Germany:18 (SPIO/JK) (DVD version) (uncut) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM14 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) | South Korea:18 (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18 (cut)
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Trivia:
The carnivorous fish that the nurse is shown feeding at the mental hospital is a 'lion fish'.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Peter:Don't just stand there, KILL HER!
[Irving Wallace retrieves a knife from his waist]
Peter:What's the knife got to do with anything?
[Irving Wallace starts stabbing Corinne]
Peter:yeah, that's it.
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Soundtrack:
Mystery RougeSee more »

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What are the differences between the old UK VHS by Avatar and the Uncensored Version?
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Good Slasher Film From Michel Soavi..., 20 January 2006
Author: EVOL666 from St. John's Abortion Clinic

STAGE FRIGHT is another original take on a common theme by Italian director, Michel Soavi. Typically working with common genres, Soavi infuses his own stylish take on horror films which is a welcome change over many of the dull, derivative "knock-offs" that are usually done. Soavi did the same thing with DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (another great film...) where he took the zombie genre and stood it on it's head, taking common themes and elements and transforming them into something new and refreshing. Although STAGE FRIGHT isn't a "unique" film in terms of the slasher genre, Soavi makes it more fun and interesting with his own unique twists...

The story is about an escaped mental patient who terrorizes a dance troupe who are locked in their rehearsal studio. Being that this is a slasher film at least partly in the "classical" sense, the members of the troupe are knocked off one-by-one in pretty original fashion.

One of the main strengths in STAGE FRIGHT are Soavi's obviously intelligent and competent direction. The film has pretty high production value, and the uncut DVD is transferred beautifully. My main gripe is in the sound level settings, where a good bit of the dialog is very quiet, and then when music plays it's exponentially louder than the dialog tracks. Not a big deal, but I had to constantly adjust the volume to hear the dialog during the dialog scenes, and then turn it down so that I didn't blow my ears out during scenes that had music. Speaking of the music, the score is typical early 80's Italian, with weird rock/synth instrumentals that sound like a weird, watered-down Billy Idol song. Not my favorite choice as far as scores go, but not a big deal either, and pretty typical of Italian horror films of that era. The plot in STAGE FRIGHT also had some decent twists, and the gore, although not extremely heavy, is far better than your average U.S.theatrical release. Overall, one of the better of the slasher films, highly recommended for fans of the genre - 8.5/10

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