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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. In a panic, the others try to get out, only to find they are now locked in the theater with the killer! Which one of them committed the murder, and who will get out alive?
The theatre of death
Release Date: October 17, 1989
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Buried.com Rating: 7.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: Unrated
David Brandon ...Peter
Barbara Cupisti ...Alicia
Domenico Fiore ...Police Chief (as Dom Fiore)
Robert Gligorov ...Danny
Mickey Knox ...Old Cop
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...Brett (as John Morghen)
Clain Parker ...Irving Wallace
Loredana Parrella ...Corinne (as Lori Parrel)
Martin Philips ...Mark
James Sampson ...Willy (as James E.R. Sampson)
Ulrike Schwerk ...Betty
Mary Sellers ...Laurel
Jo Ann Smith ...Sybil
Piero Vida ...Ferrari
Richard Barkeley ...Dr. Porter
Sheila Goldberg ...Nurse
Danny Gordon ...Dancer
Claude Jurman ...Dancer
Mark Parkinson ...Dancer
Dominique Portier ...Dancer
Helen Porter ...Dancer
Rackel Roskoff ...Dancer
Simone Sadon ...Dancer
Albert Schultz ...Dancer
Sandi Schultz ...Dancer
Frank Senica ...Dancer
Michele Soavi ...young Cop
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- Peter: Don't just stand there, KILL HER! [Irving Wallace retrieves a knife from his waist] Peter: What's the knife got to do with anything? [Irving Wallace starts stabbing Corinne] Peter: yeah, that's it.
Peter: [laurel is seen kissing with Dominic while a light, operated by Brett, is on them] Is our, uh, Cinderella ready to her scene or does she still need time to warm up? Laurel: Brett, you're a fucking bastard! Brett: Arose by any other name.
Ferrari: It's looking fine just the way it is, i think you've pushed the erotic angle about as far as you can. Peter: the "Erotic Angle"? Mr Ferrari, where have you been all these years?
Willy: I... I just went to get the gun, trying to show you how to put a bullet in the chamber. See that? I got him right between the eyes! Just like I said... Right between the eyes! Damn... You see that Ally? Right betw... right between the eyes! Just like I said. Between... between the eyes. Got him... I got him, right between the eyes Ally! I got the fucker right between the eyes. Right between the eyes Ally. Just like I said... Right between the eyes!
Danny: We can't stay here all night Peter, he could block the exit and set fire to the whole damned place!
- Director Michele Soavi cameos as the young cop staked out in the patrol car outside the theater.
The screenplay was written by 'Lew Cooper', one of numerous pseudonyms that writer George Eastman uses. In actuality Eastman's real name is Luigi Montefiore.
Co-writer Sheila Goldberg plays the nurse that tries to turn Betty and Alicia away at the psych ward.
During a screening at the Fantasia Film Festival fans threw white feathers from the theater balcony which showered down on the audience in a homage to the haunting finale of the film.
The loud classical music that Wallace blasts over the theater system is from Sergei M. Eisenstein's film Stachka (1925).
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Rating: 7.8 out of 10.0 - 51 votes cast total