Sunday, January 18, 2015

Stage Fright (2014)

IMDb plot summary: A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.
Directed by Jerome Sable. Starring Allie MacDonald, Meat Loaf, Douglas Smith, and Minnie Driver.

This one was a little spotty for me. There were some parts I just happily, unabashedly loved -- the cheesiness of the killer, the song about needing to go on with the show in the face of a terrifying death, the many Phantom of the Opera references, the moment where the stage manager realized he loved being on stage... but there was also some that just went a little over-the-top for me. The "welcome to camp" song comes especially to mind, which went on far too long and got progressively less interesting as it did. The female singers were all... kind of uncomfortable to listen to as well, with their thin, shrill voices. They're no Sierra Boggess as Christine, that's for sure. They're not even Sarah Brightman.

However, overall, I liked it. The goofiness of the story won out over the occasional not-greatness of it, and I had fun watching it.

3.5 stars.

Flickchart: #785 out of 2303, below The Inn of the Sixth Happiness and above Don Jon.

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