Tuesday, June 18, 2019
I liked STAGEFRIGHT. The beginning is a little bit too slow for its own good, but once things got moving, it was a fun film with great spurts of sudden violence. Things would be going along fine...then out of nowhere a dude would get this arm and head chopped off or a girl would unexpectedly get ripped in half! It was awesome!!! That said, there were a few drawbacks. For example: the characters were all too bland and, honestly, looked a lot a like. I kept getting them confused. Another thing is, they were all dumb as hell. Maybe they didn't have fire alarms back in Italy in 1987, but I know that if I ever get trapped inside a building with a looney tune motherfucker wearing an owl mask and sporting a chainsaw, I'm pulling the fucking fire alarm!
Uneven pace, impressive directorial debut by Michele Soavi, great colours, interesting camerawork, dumb ending, a fair amount of blood, script by that tall butthole from ANTROPOPHAGUS, horrible attempts at fighting back, minor nudity, a Cramps shirt.
STAGEFRIGHT isn't life changing, but it's interesting (and enjoyable) enough to watch. Recommended for horror fans.