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Fatal Frames (1996)

Fatal Frames - Fotogrammi mortali (original title)
Alex Ritt (Rick Gianasi), a music video director comes to Italy to direct a video for pop sensation Stefania Stella. He soon encounters a mysterious killer who videotapes his victims for ... See full summary »

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Al Festa

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Al Festa (story), Alessandro Monese (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefania Stella Stefania Stella ... Stefania Stella
Rick Gianasi Rick Gianasi ... Alex Ritt
David Warbeck ... Commissioner Bonelli
Ugo Pagliai ... Commissioner Valenti
Leo Daniel Leo Daniel ... Daniel Antonucci
Alida Valli ... Countess Alessandra Mirafiori
Geoffrey Copleston Geoffrey Copleston ... Mr. Fairbrain
Linnea Quigley ... Wendy Williams
Giorgio Albertazzi ... Father
Rossano Brazzi ... Dr. Lucidi
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Beggar
Donald Pleasence ... Professor Robinson
Angus Scrimm ... Man in Grey
Massimo Pittarello Massimo Pittarello ... Calzetta
Marcello Catalano Marcello Catalano ... Luca Antonucci (as Marcel Malcoun)
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Storyline

Alex Ritt (Rick Gianasi), a music video director comes to Italy to direct a video for pop sensation Stefania Stella. He soon encounters a mysterious killer who videotapes his victims for the police. As the horrible murders continue, Ritt is unknowingly pushed into the killer's games and he soon becomes a target of the police. The video-killer is on the loose and Ritt must find out the truth before it's too late. Written by Dylan Conner

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1997 (Singapore) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film for Donald Pleasence, Rossano Brazzi and Ciccio Ingrassia. See more »

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References Black Rain (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Alibi
Arranged and composed by Al Festa
Performed by Stefanie Stella
Published by Reflex Records
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Worst giallo ever made.
11 December 2003 | by ruediger_viennaSee all my reviews

Giallo meets the 80s - in a movie made 1996. If Fatal Frames was made in the 80s, then it would be just a styleless 80's movie, but at least contemporary at the time of release (like Le Foto di Gioia by Lamberto Bava). The movie is looking like a music-video from '83, also the score was 100% outdated.

The plot is quite OK if you manage to watch the whole movie - the end is quite logical (for giallo-standards).

Stefania Stella - the lead - also produced the movie, which might be the reason for Festa to cast her. If you are used to female actresses like Daria Nicolodi you could experience serious damage: The acting is practically not present, and her looks - ehh - okay, just forget about her.

So if you are a giallo-collector get this flick, if you're just starting your exploration of the giallo-genre (which you are probably not, if you're reading this on IMDb) please forget about this or you will never catch the giallo-spirit. Start with Argento, Bava(s), Fulci or even Michele Soavi - and then turn to Festa, smile and shake your head.


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