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Release Date:
8 February 1987 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
The theatre of death
Plot:
A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A simply outstanding horror film! See more (75 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)
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deliria" - Italy (original title)
"StageFright" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The loud classical music that Wallace blasts over the theater system is from Sergei M. Eisenstein's film Stachka (1925).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: It's obviously a dummy when the girl get torn in two pieces in the attic. When her torso lies on the floor and the guy next to her stands up, he kicks it by mistake. It then moves very easy and doesn't seem to be heavy as a human body (or half a human body).See more »
Quotes:
Brett:[grabs Corrine jokingly by the throat] Don't worry dear, it's only Mother, what's our bright-eyed Argenue reading now?
Corinne:Stanizslakski.
Brett:Oh, saints preservece.
Corinne:It's what an actor prepares, it's fantastic.
Brett:Hmm, let me know when you get up to the part about making enough money to keep body and soul together
[laurel screams in background]
Brett:that's the information i can use. Oh, look at laurel, she's a perfect example of the method, really feels her part. Keep it up sweetie.
[laurel sticks her middle finger up at him]
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Movie Connections:
References Anthropophagus (1980)See more »
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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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A simply outstanding horror film!, 16 December 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Four films might be too little to judge, but I think Michele Soavi is the best Italian horror director since Mario Bava. Regarding several aspects, his visions and attitude surpass those of praised directors like Lamberto Bava, Umberto Lenzi and even Dario Argento. Stagefright has got a simple plot (much simpler that those in Soavi's later movies) but that makes it all the more accessible and enjoyable. The plot involves an escaped lunatic who stumbles into a theater where a group is rehearsing an artistic play. The mentally weak man, unable to separate reality from his own demented imagination, considers himself to be at home and violently begins to annihilate cast and crew. Even though the premise is perfect for sinking low in gore slashing, Soavi prefers to focus on creating tense situations and making you feel one with the characters and – as a result of this – petrified as well. The stylishly filmed sets and efficient scenery makes it feel like you're watching a more sophisticated version of Bava's "Demons". This is exactly what makes him such a brilliant director! Give him little and he still manages to deliver a fully equipped horror film. Call me nuts, but I think there are directors who actually have the talent to make violence look like art…and Soavi definitely is one of them. Stagefright has a terrific musical score and a few familiar faces in the cast. Most memorable appearance unquestionably is made by Giovanni Lombardo Radice. This Italian cult actor appears in multiple gore highlights and practically always comes to a horrible end… Stagefright comes with the highest possible recommendation. In case you dug this film, you're ready for Soavi's "the Sect" and "Dellamorte Dellamore".

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