July 8th will see the Blu-ray release of Jerome Sable's musical slasher Stage Fright. Not to be confused with Michele Saovi's absolutely insane 1987 slasher debut (which I read is supposed to be out this year at some point as well).
I kind of hate most movies that can be described as musicals, because I really don't like the kind of music generally associated with musicals, but I'm interested in this one and I'll tell you why. Meat Loaf. I'm not much of a fan of Mr. Loaf's music, but I do really like Meat as an actor; Roadie, Rocky Horror, Wayne's World, Fight Club, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, all highly entertaining movies, made all the more highly entertaining-er with an appearance by Meat Loaf.
STAGE FRIGHT is about a starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson who aspires to follow in the footsteps of her Broadway diva mother. Instead she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theater.
STAGE FRIGHT stars Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Kent Nolan, Melanie Leishman, Minnie Driver, and Meat Loaf.
The Making Of Stage Fright
Interviews: Writer/Director Jerome Sable
Co-Composer Eli Batalion
AXS TV: A Look at Stage Fright
“The Legend Of Beaver Dam”