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Jerome Sable's musical slasher Stage Fright sings to a red band trailer

03.05.2014by: Ryan Miller

Right on the heels of yesterday's ridiculously cool poster is an even more ridiculously cool red-band trailer for Jerome Sable’s musical horror comedy STAGE FRIGHT. I'm not sure how many people were really paying attention to this one as it is heading into its premiere at SXSW this weekend, but now that we've seen what it has to offer I'd be surprised if STAGE FRIGHT hasn't topped the lists of many going into the festival.

I almost wish this wasn't even a musical because everything in this trailer points to an old school slasher with plenty of the red stuff to go around. I've never been much of a fan of musicals because nothing takes me out of a film more than a bunch of cheesy dance numbers. But I guess I can deal with it as long as the death count is higher than the song count!

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.

The film stars Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith, with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf, and was produced by Ari Lantos and Jonas Bell Pasht of Serendipity Point Films. Magnet will release the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand on April 3 and following with a theatrical release on May 9.

Extra Tidbit: Are you guys a fan of musicals? Do you think STAGE FRIGHT looks like fun?

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