Fresh off its premiere in the Midnighters section of the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, Stage Fright has been picked up by Magnet Releasing for US distribution. Jerome Sable makes his features film writing and directing debut with the musical horror/comedy starring Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Meat Loaf, and Minnie Driver.
Sable also co-wrote the music and lyrics with Eli Batalion.
“Stage Fright is smart, stylish and incredibly fun—an assured debut from Jerome Sable, with excellent musical numbers that really deliver,” stated Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Its inventive and entertaining blend of slasher horror and musical comedy will appeal to genre fans of all stripes.”
“As a fan of Magnet and the movies they release, I cannot tell you how excited I am that our film is on their roster,” said writer/director Sable. “I am honored that they’re helping me with my lifelong dream of bringing bloodthirsty gorehounds and musical theatre geeks a little bit closer together.”
Expect to see Stage Fright in theaters on May 9th following its premiere on iTunes and On Demand on April 3rd.
The Stage Fright Plot:
Scream meets Glee in this dark comedy musical about a starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson who aspires to follow in the footsteps of her Broadway diva mother. Instead she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theater.