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Stage Fright (2014)

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A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.


Jerome Sable


Jerome Sable (screenplay), Jerome Sable (music and lyrics) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Minnie Driver ... Kylie Swanson
Meat Loaf ... Roger McCall (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Allie MacDonald ... Camilla Swanson
Douglas Smith ... Buddy Swanson
Kent Nolan Kent Nolan ... Joel Hopton
Brandon Uranowitz ... Artie Getz
Ephraim Ellis ... Sam Brownstein
Melanie Leishman ... Liz Silver
Thomas Alderson Thomas Alderson ... David Martin
James McGowan ... Victor Brady
Eli Batalion ... Oleg Penderecki
Steffi DiDomenicantonio ... Bethany
Darren Summersby Darren Summersby ... Tobe
Leanne Miller Leanne Miller ... Sheila Kerry
Adrianna Di Liello ... Lithpy


A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Comedy | Horror | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence, language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

3 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pozornica strave See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,562, 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,078, 30 May 2014
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film includes multiple slasher movie references, including Friday the 13th (the camp location), Hellraiser (the pins in the makeup head, "nailed it!"), Carrie (the bucket of "blood"), and Halloween (large chef's knife). See more »


Sam Brownstein: [singing] All of us have heard these names of hate, but let me get one thing straight: I'm gay, I'm gay, but not in that way / Musicals move me and touch me in ways I can't say.
Liz SilverSheila KerryBethany: [singing] He's gay, but not in that way.
Sam Brownstein: [singing] I sleep with women but musicals make me feel gay!
David Martin: [singing/butting in] I'm gay, I'm actually gay. I don't get hard when I see T and A / Could be my DNA or how I was raised.
Liz SilverSheila KerryBethany: [singing] We don't distinguish here at Center Stage.
Entire Camp: [singing/dancing] We're all gay, we're gay in all ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits Metal Killer is singing a 'thank you' to the people who watched the end credits. See more »


References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »


Metal Killer's Revenge
Written by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion
Performed by Rick Miller
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The rating is wrong and so is the country of origin
18 February 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Let's start with country of origin.

Lately the "smart" thing to do with Canadian movies is label them as US and hope no one notices. This is an attempt to remove Canadian films from the stigma of "for the money" productions which invariably results in some of the worst quality product in the history of the medium.

(Here is an FYI -- the Canadian film industry was created by an eccentric "consultant" to a former Canadian parliamentary Secretary of State who worked for $1 a year and wrote the original white paper explaining how tax incentives could be used to kick start an industry. That was in the 1970s -- and the Canadian industry has been trying to hide from its crude origins ever since.) The movie is much much better than the reviews suggest. To start with, it takes brass balls (which BTW is a nautical term, look it up) to even attempt to combine a slasher film with a musical, and cast it (save for Driver and the irrepressible Meatloaf) with unknowns.

But the ultimate test of any film is, and always will be, does it entertain?, does it connect?, and here the production is consistently of high quality and yes indeed it is a fun watch.

This is also a "Lantos" pedigree film, which is meaningful only if you are student of Canadian cinema, a fact (as above) this film tries to hide.


In fact, if the film ever decides to come out of the closet, it is one of the most interesting Canadian efforts ever.

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