Plot: A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Glee Style Horror Musical
Story: Stage Fright starts as we see Kylie (Driver) performing on the opera while her children Camilla and Buddy watch on. When Kylie is murdered after the show musical producer Roger McCall (Meat Loaf) take the two children in. Ten years later Roger runs a camp for all musical fans with Camilla (MacDonald) who dreams of becoming her own singer and Buddy (Smith) who just wants to leave working as the cooks.
This year is special as the director Artie Getz (Uranowitz) has picked Phantom of the Opera the very musical that Kylie was performing on her death. He has ideas to take a fresh spin on it and when Camilla lands the lead role heads turn for all the campers. When Artie turns out to be just another pervy director we see the killer turn up making him the first victim before terrorising the camp.
Stage Fright brings us into the world that feels like a High School Musical or Glee feel to the horror genre. Lets face it this is never gonna be scary but does play on songs throughout. This isn’t going to be anything overly special but can be enjoyed if you go in to see the musical styled story. the twist on the killer I think Stevie Wonder would have seen which does take away the guessing game.
Minnie Driver: Kylie is the singer that is about to get her big break on front of her own children, she is a fabulous singer but she is killed by an unknown masked man. Minnie is good in this cameo like performance.
Meat Loaf: Roger is the producer that is now running the camp, he has taken care of Kylie children giving them jobs at the camp. He agrees to let his former show be made and Camilla, Kylie daughter take the lead role. Meat Loaf is solid in this role where we do get to see his singing ability.
Allie MacDonald: Camilla is the daughter of Kylie she has dreamed of becoming a singer just like her mother and now she gets the chance to perform to a real audience. Allie is good in this role where we get to hear her amazing singing voice.
Douglas Smith: Buddy is the brother who just wants to get out of the musical world but always stands there to protect Camilla. Douglas is solid in this supporting role without really fitting in with the movie.
Support Cast: Stage Fright has the supporting cast you would learn to know from a Glee style musical.
Director Review: Jerome Sable – Jerome gives us a musical performance that is fun to watch.
Horror: Stage Fright has plenty of slasher style kills but never comes off scary.
Musical: Stage Fright is filled with songs but I do feel thee rock ones come off very annoying.
Settings: Stage Fright keeps most of the film on the camp site which helps with how the story unfolds for the horror side of everything.
Special Effects: Stage Fright has good but basic effects when it comes to the kills happening in the film.
Suggestion: Stage Fright is one to try, I do think you will need to be in the right state of mind though. (Try It)
Best Part: Allie MacDonald has a brilliant voice.
Worst Part: The Rock side making rock music out to be the bad guy almost.
Chances of Tears: No
Chances of Sequel: No
Post Credits Scene: No
Oscar Chances: No
Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes
Tagline: Sing Your Heart Out!
Overall: Original with musical side to horror but doesn’t reach the highest levels.