And we’re back! After putting Angela (of The Film Confessional Podcast) through the ringer with last episodes screening of Audition for the Cabin in the Woods Film Festival, I thought it would be nice if I dialed back on the gore and violence by showing her an Italian horror film. Okay, maybe that isn’t dialing back on the gore and violence, but it is adding a bit of campiness and schlock to the proceedings which should make for a more entertaining viewing. To help buffer that we did record this one while hot tubbing, making this our first tubcast!
Thus I chose the lesser known Italian slasher film StageFright, which attempts to be post-modern before modern slashers really became cliched. It also has song and dance numbers and a killer running around with an owl mask on. So, that’s exciting.
The film marked the feature film debut of one Michele Soavi who would endear himself forever more to horror fan’s hearts when he made Dellamorte Dellamore a short seven years later. He’s known for working with pretty much every Italian giallo filmmaker in the book and for his artistic takes on genre films, so you could say I was more than a little excited to see what his debut film would be like. Angela really didn’t care as long as a kid wasn’t set on fire. But she didn’t say anything about a pregnant woman being eviscerated, so I’m like, totally in the clear.
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