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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.

Director:

Jerome Sable

Writers:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sing Your Heart Out!

Genres:

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pozornica strave See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,562, 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,078, 30 May 2014
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Metal Killer: Let me help you warm up!
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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 »

Connections

References Hellraiser (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Exit Stage Fright
Written by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion
Performed by Rick Miller and The B-182s
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Must see throwback slasher musical!

Today, we are five decades removed from the strong emergence of the slasher film as a staple sub-genre of horror in cinema. It's fair to assume that the pool of ideas had been running thin if one considers the abundance of remakes from classic franchises which already had more than a handful of sequels under their belts. Where does this leave us and the slasher film today, in 2014? It puts us in the theater, for a musical, in Stage Fright. Combining the behind the scenes process of what it takes to put on such a production within the narrative arc of the overarching movie which is also a musical, there are some clever dance and song numbers…that's really not what I was expecting to be complimenting this movie on before I watched it, but credit must be given where credit is due. Dancing and cleverness aside, this movie shines its brightest when it's at its darkest. A Kabuki mask-wearing hair metal-singing psycho is out to spoil the show, and in doing so he may very well be giving us a new slasher icon. The brilliance of this movie is how quickly and smoothly it brings the story between hilarity and tension, sometimes even merging the two. The musical aspects of the movie are excellently done. Each character or setting has a theme, which get intermingled and blended at appropriate times. Singing was really excellent where it needed to be, and intentionally sub-par or bad when called for as well. Best of all was the contrasting punch between the cheery musical score and the 80's power-chord heavy metal screaming that beefs up all the grisly gory shreddin' fun from our killer.


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