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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 »


Al Festa


Al Festa (story), Alessandro Monese (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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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In a 2015 interview, Scream Queen legend Linnea Quigley talked about how miserable she was filming one of the scenes: "In Italy, for this movie Fatal Frames, I almost got hypothermia really bad because I had this machete sticking out of my shoulder and it was really cold there and we were in this castle in the cellar. It was cement, and I was laying there in fake blood and the coldness on my back for a long time. When I got up, I was all bloody and everything and I could hardly walk, my knees were just [Makes wobbly sound.], you know? So they took me to this place and said, "Oh, we'll find you a shower." It was the worst place. The shower was in a bathroom that didn't have a curtain, it just opened out into everything, and the water wouldn't stay warm, it kept turning cold, and oh, it was horrible. I was frozen!" See more »


References Black Rain (1989) See more »


Desert Flower
Arranged and composed by Al Festa
Performed by Stefanie Stella
Published by Reflex Records
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29 August 1998 | by ZizalpheSee all my reviews

an insult. It's quite inexplicable how director Al Festa managed to get enough money to shoot this. Not only this movie is worse than anything you've ever seen, but it's also some kind of insult to all the talented b-movie genre players and filmmakers it intends to pay homage to. Thank God, despite some media hyping, it's been a total flop. Sometimes there's justice, out there. Don't even think of throwing away your money catching it on tape. If you want to check out what's left of the great season of Italian B -MovieMaking you should stay in the 80's and search for every Fulci title you've missed. The Art was there. This is simply the kind of boring copycatting trash which led our industry to ashes.

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Release Date:

10 April 1997 (Singapore) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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