Stage Fright (2014)
Sing your heart out!
- Relatively untapped market of slasher musicals.
- Can actually be humorous at times.
- Quality of singing (for the characters that are supposed to be good at singing) is actually good.
- Killer has metal-themed music, as cliche as it is I don't care because \m/ metal \m/.
- Substantial mystery around who's the killer persists well to the end.
- That slow clap.
- "Metal Killer"s Ending credit song thank you.
- "Sleep with director to get the job" dumbness in a movie about a theater summer camp (for what I can only assume is supposed to be young'ns).
- It's pretty easy to narrow down the killer's options early on.
- Pretty slow build where it plays off more like a teen movie about music camp than anything else.
- Some may be offended by massive stereotype treatments abound - from lisp, to gay, to general theater geeks. If you are, you need to reassess why you get so offended over something that's supposed to be fun (the real negative), but I thought I'd point it out.
Was actually rather entertained by the movie, particularly after it picked up the pace and transitioned from a teen-drama kind of thing over into the actual horror/musical section it's pitched as. The songs are corny as heck (The first song at the camp when it transitions to the part about being gay, for example), and in some ways as fun as those one could find in flicks such as The Producers - albeit with a slightly less polished feel at times. Overall, rather fun watch for a flick I've never even heard of before now - would recommend to someone for some light-hearted entertainment if they are a fan of the horror type flicks but want some more fun rather than slashing tensions (sort of like when you watch Scream and its sequels for the comedic moments).