Stage Fright Reviews

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February 1, 2021
An audacious idea; a slasher musical.
December 29, 2020
A painful, unfunny slog of a musical redeemed (only slightly) by some good gore and one or two catchy songs. That Minnie Driver cameo doesn't hurt, either.
August 30, 2019
A deliriously promising scenario, yet, there's really no subversive edge, and therefore, little impact -- merely a frivolous treat... But forgive it that, and you should have an enjoyable 88 minutes to spend.
May 30, 2019
Overall, I did enjoy this movie, [but] it's definitely not for everyone though. I suggest going into this movie with an open mind and no expectations.
January 8, 2016
Written and directed by Jerome Sable, Stage Fright is a clever, gory and wickedly fun time that truly celebrates everything we love about horror musicals with an unabashed enthusiasm that you can't help but fall in love with.
August 24, 2015
Clear evidence of filmmakers who love musical theater and slasher flicks in equal measure.
August 30, 2014
Stage Fright mashes the gory whodunnit set-pieces of every slasher you've ever seen with the let's-put-on-a-show glee of, well, Glee, while throwing in easter-egg allusions to, inter alia, Psycho and Carrie.
August 5, 2014
Stage Fright almost works as a pitch-perfect parody of '80s b-grade slashers, but succumbs to many of the genre's same weaknesses.
July 3, 2014
Sable's slasher entry delivers a devilish wink and is surprisingly spirited in its gruesome gumption.
June 30, 2014
With such broad comedic targets, the film would have been better off poking fun at its disparate elements instead of paying tribute.
June 5, 2014
Strangely straightforward for being an episode of Glee attached to a paint-by-numbers slasher flick, Human Centipede-style.
May 16, 2014
Stage Fright tries too damn hard to sit with theater kids at lunch but secretly considers them losers.
May 15, 2014
Likely to inspire much exiting stage left and right.
May 13, 2014
...a pointless and often interminable mess.
May 13, 2014
It might not spawn a new series of masked killer movies, but it certainly shows its adoration for them throughout the movie. It also has a beat, and you can dance to it.
May 10, 2014
More contrived than clever, "Stage Fright" wants to be the musical version of "Scream." It isn't.
May 9, 2014
Writer-director Jerome Sable, who co-wrote the songs with Eli Batalion, has a sharp ear for musical pastiche, from Andrew Lloyd Weber to heavy metal. But he comes up flat on the horror-musical spoof.
May 9, 2014
Starts out promisingly as "Friday the 13th" meets "Glee," complete with musical numbers...(but) sadly becomes way too serious as well as excessively gory.
May 9, 2014
By mashing up so many genres, filmmaker Jerome Sable has made a thoroughly entertaining romp that's impossible to categorise.
May 9, 2014
"Stage Fright" could have been so much fun.
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