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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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(16 articles)
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User Reviews:
A stylish, bloody slasher from Michele Soavi. See more (80 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deliria" - Italy (original title)
"StageFright: Aquarius" - International (English title) (complete 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:R18+ | 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:
Before his death in 1999 Joe D'Amato was planning to remake Stage Fright as Willy Shocks Treatment, the film was to take place in a TV station which was reopening where years earlier a TV host called Willy Shocks had killed his wife who he found having an affair, years pass and the TV station reopens for the murders to start again. The killer would have worn a costume made out of light-bulbs instead of the owl mask that's in Stage Fright. Another idea Joe D'Amato had was set on board a cruise ship heading for Barcelona, the killer was to have been a mad violinist.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:You know that people have a morbid curiosity about murder. And they're going to line up for blocks to see a show in which one of the actresses has been murdered by the real-life maniac in the plot!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Reviewers (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mystery RougeSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old UK VHS by Avatar and the Uncensored Version?
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A stylish, bloody slasher from Michele Soavi., 21 June 2006
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

In Michele Soavi's classy 80s slasher Stagefright, a troupe of struggling actors are trapped overnight in a theatre; one by one they are bumped off by an escaped mental patient sporting an owl mask and wielding a nifty selection of sharp implements and power tools.

Soavi gives us a brilliantly tense movie that makes maximum use of its locale, using lighting, theatre sets and shadowy areas to great effect. There are plenty of creepy moments, some genuine scares and loads of nice bloody FX for the gore-hounds. Fans of Italian horror might notice some similarities in style between this movie and some of Dario Argento's giallo films; this should come as no surprise, since Soavi worked as an assistant to Argento, and obviously learnt a thing or two about shooting a great murder scene. He even uses synth maestro Simon Boswell, who worked on Argento's Phenomena, to create the atmospheric score.

There are one or two moments which stop this film from being perfect (in particular, an unnecessary prologue with a 'shock' ending), but Stagefight still manages to impress with its splattery death scenes and stylish direction.

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