Stage Fright (2014)
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Stage Fright (2014) Rating:
- Dylan = 5.5 / 10;
- Eloise = 3 / 10;
- Raoul = 3.5 / 10;
- IMDB = 5.2/10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 2.7/10;
Stage Fright (2014) Synopsis:
A musical-oriented summer camp, preparing for his final representation of the Haunting of the Opera, gets interrupted by the apparition of a mysterious killer.
Stage Fright (2014) Review:
just to get this out of the way first, Stage Fright is not a remake of Michele Soavi’s slasher StageFright: Aquarius as it is sometimes said. Or at least, the two movies have nothing in common except being theater-themed horror movies.
What Stage Fright really is, is a musical. I really am not fond of music and yet, I quite enjoyed the few horror-themed musicals out there so far, such as Repo! The Genetic Orchestra or Sweeney Todd (but less than the previous) because they feature a good story. Here, it is the opposite, the story and the murders were too generic, and the movie too punch-less and suspense-less to be really entertaining.
The first few scenes, gruesome murder, and a hilarious introduction song are great and foretell of a good horror/comedy. Unfortunately, they were for me the best part of the movie and the rest gradually descent into mediocrity.
The story is a classic Scream-like story… with a killer that is too easy to guess in my opinion. Aside from that, I found the movie slow paced and with not enough horror scenes. There is a little bit of gore (especially in the introduction), but nothing memorable afterward. The same goes for the comedy aspect, which is present in the first half, making the singing bearable… but tend to disappear as the movie goes on.
Overall, I would recommend this movie to musical-lovers only, for it is a horror-themed musical before being a horror movie.