Let’s die Broadway style!
The opening on Michele Soavi’s 1987 masterpiece, StageFright, is one of the most brilliant ever filmed. Not only does it send up the conventions of the slasher genre but is also sends up musical theater. Seriously, how can you not love a horror film that features Marilyn Monroe playing the saxophone?
Of course, the opening of the film only begins to hint at the violence that’s going to follow. When a real killer manages to get into the theater, fantasy and reality blend together.
Interestingly enough, I think a real-life Broadway adaptation of StageFright would be a hit.
For now, enjoy the dancing and the mayhem!