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Release Date:
8 February 1987 (Australia) See more »
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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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Stylish gore 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:
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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Trivia:
The screenplay was written by 'Lew Cooper', one of numerous pseudonyms that writer George Eastman uses. In actuality Eastman's real name is Luigi Montefiore.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Danny:We can't stay here all night Peter, he could block the exit and set fire to the whole damned place!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Anthropophagus (1980)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 11 people found the following review useful.
Stylish gore, 14 August 2006
Author: spacemonkey_fg from Puerto Rico

I recently acquired Italian horror director Michele Soavis Cemetery Man which was released recently for the first time on DVD. I had seen it before, but somehow now it became one of my favorite horror films. It has a style, beauty and grace that many horror films seem to miss nowadays. So naturally I set my eyes on seeing all of Michele Soavis horror films. I had already seen two of them The Church and Cemetery Man, and The Sect isn't out on DVD so I decided to see his only other movie on DVD which is Stagefright. This was Michele Soavis directorial debut, so I didn't really know what to expect. A flawed film made by an at the time rookie? A promising film with glimpses of greatness here and there?

The story is about this group of actors that are putting up a play. They have very little time to practice some of the dance moves and songs so they are all under a lot of pressure. A psycho killer finds his way to the theater and locks everybody inside with absolutely no way out. Then he begins to systematically kill all the actors on the play in some really gruesome ways.

Well its no secret that Soavi was Argentos pupil and I think that out of all of Soavis horror films that I have seen Stagefright is the one in which this is most evident. There's the killers point of view, some strange and interesting camera angles and even an animal themed killer. But thats not a bad thing in my book because eventually Soavi found his own voice and style as evidenced by his last horror film Cemetery Man. Still, Stagefright has a great style and look. What I love the most about Soavis films is that they deal with all these horrible killings, yet the film has a class and a finesse about it that kind of elevates the sleaziness of the slasher genre to a high that it rarely reaches.

Don't get me wrong here, this movie may be artsy and classy, but its still very very much a slasher film. There's some truly brutal deaths here! After the movie sets up its premise the ball gets rolling really fast! Thats one of the things I liked the most about this movie it had a fast pace and wasn't boring in the least! Once the killer puts on that cool as hell Owls Head mask on his noggin things get really gory and interesting. From people being cut in half with chainsaws (great scene man!) to some cool decapitations this movie had me cheering for more! So slasher fans and fiends, you wont be disappointed!

Another excellent thing about this movie was that it wasn't an incoherent mess. I've seen a lot of Lucio Fulci films, a lot of Dario Argento films and a few other Italian directors and they all suffer from the same illness. They cant seem to bring together a story and tell it in a coherent understandable fashion. Not so with Soavis Stagefright. I was surprised at how smoothly the story flowed and I was surprised that I was actually understanding it without any extreme effort. In a sense I would say that Soavi took everything that Argento and Fulci did wrong and did it right. He learned from their mistakes and therefore he is a better filmmaker for it. He is the next step in the evolutionary ladder as far as Italian Horror goes. This might also be why Soavi is heralded as the savior of Italian Horror by many a horror connoisseurs.

So in conclusion, Stagefright is a solidly well directed slasher. One that showed promise for what is one of horrordoms best directors,even though his body of work is comprised of only four movies. I hope Soavi wakes up from that dream soon and delivers us with something as good or better then what he has already done. Soavi you the man! Rating: 5 out of 5

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