Friday, June 27, 2014

Fear Friday ~ That's One Toe-Tapping Death Scene.

Welcome to another Fear Friday here at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog. This week is the last of the summer camp themed movies. While most of the films reviewed came from the early 1980s this one is a new movie just making it's way to video. Definitely not your typical horror film. Think Phantom of the Opera meets Scream meets Glee meets Friday the 13th. That's right. Wrap your mind around that one. Enjoy!

Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy),  Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.

So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me now what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.

June - Summer Camp Blues

Fear Friday - Stage Fright

Tagline - Sing Your Heart Out!
              Sing Until You Scream.

Directed by Jerome Sable (The ABCs of Death 2) and released on April 3, 2014 by Magnet Releasing (rated R). Camilla is about to get the chance of a lifetime playing the role her mother made famous on Broadway. Only problem is her mother was killed during the run of the show and now it looks as if Camilla will be too!!!

Finding movies for this month's theme, Summer Camp Blues, seemed like an easy thing to do. Then I started looking and found that there really are not that many horror movies set at camp. And some are just hard to find. So when I came across a new horror movie, just coming to video, set at camp I thought "Yay!!!". Then I read the description of the plot. Wow! And I thought I had seen everything.

Yes, this is a horror musical! Set at the Center Stage performing-arts summer camp, a brother (Buddy) and sister (Camilla) work as hired hands for their adoptive father that owns the camp. 10 years have passed since their mother, a Broadway actress, was killed backstage during one of her plays. Now, as the camp prepares to bring the same production back to life, Camilla will get the chance to follow in her mother's footstep. In more ways than one.  

This is Phantom of the Opera meets Scream meets Glee meets Friday the 13th. It is a full on musical with people breaking out into song at any moment. While some of the songs do have humor in them, I do not think it should be billed as a horror comedy as it has. The play the movie revolves around is Phantom...erh, I mean The Haunting of the Opera. There is a fair amount of killing going on but, after an opening scene, most of the death and destruction takes place in the last third of the movie.

This is by no means a great movie and I found it not that exciting for a horror film. It is however the first horror musical I have ever seen and for this alone it should be watched. It may have fallen short of what it could have been but I still think it is well worth watching. If for no other reason than it is such a bizarre combo of genres.

You should be able to find Stage Fright on DVD now.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Sorry, no trivia on this one.

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