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Fatal Frames - Fotogrammi mortali (1996)

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 »


Al Festa


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

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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)


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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Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

10 April 1997 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatal Frames See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


References Halloween (1978) See more »


Arranged and composed by Al Festa
Performed by Stefanie Stella
Published by Reflex Records
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from disaster to disaster
16 January 2017 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Fatal Frames should have become the next big giallo. But what a trouble this flick had. Shooting started in 1993 but being ripped-off by investors the first trouble came. From their on it really became a flick full of disasters. Donald Pleasence, Rossano Brazzi and Ciccio Ingrassia made their final appearances in this flick. So a lot of rewriting.

Putting in some famous names of the genre like Pleasance, Angus Schrimm and Linnea Quigley didn't made it even worth viewing (small appearances). The lead, the so-called sex symbol being used to make video clips is another failure, Stefanie Stella, aged only had one feature, her exaggerated boobs. Complete miscasting on that era. Even as she go into a sex scene she is still wearing her knickers while having sex, really?

The beginning of the flick is okay but once the killings are done, even that isn't that good on part of shooting, the effects were laughable (machete not going into bodies while hitting them hard) and low on blood, this flick turns into a blah blah flick, sometimes showing the shoot of the clip with Stella.

It do has the giallo atmosphere, the use of blue and red lighting. The black glove is in tact and the whodunit is overall in this flick but nothing is worth seeing. Like the title said, fatal frames indeed for the production team never to arise again in the scene.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 1/5 Story 1,5/5 Comedy 0/5

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