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Double Feature | Year 3 (2011)
Italian horror, back to back. Artsy slashers. Michele Soavi / Michael Soavi and StageFright / Stage Fright / Deliria. Soavi and Argento. Deliria as a slasher film. Irving Wallace. Slasher naming conventions. Station wagons. Cats in the cupboard. The italian giallo sub-genre. Is Stage Fright a satire? Merging art and stabbing. The comedic scapegoat. Peter the Director (played by Brandon). Why the psychologic and the supernatural so often go hand-in-hand. How do you show a mental breakdown on screen? A humanistic love of crazy people. Do insects have telepathic abilities? No. Easing you into the crazy. Italian dubbing. What a clapboard is for. The pros and cons of dubbing. Music and score. Prog metal. Simon Boswell. What the fuck is happening at the end of Phenomena?
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Stage Fright (Deliria)
Released: July 27, 1987
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Director: Michele Soavi
Writer: George Eastman, heila Goldberg
Starring: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore, Robert Gligorov
A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as it should...until one of the cast members turns up dead.
Released: August 2, 1985
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Director: Dario Argento
Writer: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Patrick Bauchau
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.