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Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)

Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza (original title)
The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Gianfranco Clerici (story), Vincenzo Mannino (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Candice Norman
Ray Lovelock ... George Webb
Claudio Cassinelli ... Dick Gibson
Cosimo Cinieri ... Lt. Borges
Giuseppe Mannajuolo Giuseppe Mannajuolo ... Prof. Davis
Berna Maria do Carmo Berna Maria do Carmo ... Joan
Belinda Busato Belinda Busato ... Gloria Weston
Maria Vittoria Tolazzi Maria Vittoria Tolazzi ... Jill
Geretta Geretta ... Margie (as Geretta Marie Fields)
Christian Borromeo ... Willy Stark (as Cristian Borromeo)
Robert Gligorov Robert Gligorov ... Bert
Carlo Caldera Carlo Caldera ... Bob
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ... Steiner
Giovanni De Nava ... Hotel Receptionist
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Storyline

A series of murders rock a dance academy in New York in which the mysterous directress, Candice, sets out to find the kiler, with a little assistance from a shady male model, named George, who has a hidden agenda for her as does she for him. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Save the last dance . . . for hell!

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Demon Is Loose See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Scena Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in winter during the months of December and January. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fulci Talks: The Movies (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Are the Streets to Blame
Lyrics and Music by Keith Emerson
Performed by Doreen Chanter
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Great suspense flick, makes you more uneasy than any modern one will
26 April 2015 | by rogomborSee all my reviews

Loved it. Great suspense, disturbing murder scenes. Not too gory, but the suspense makes up for it. Very tense, the closeups, the pre-murder lighting and screams, the sound of the heart stopping. The victims' desperation is well played. Music is great to set you in the era, but you'll find it cheesy if you don't like 80s stuff. Some of the nudity was perhaps unnecessary but still stylishly done. The movie is weird but well executed. It isn't as gruesome as a gore flick, but I think it was more disturbing as it provides greater immersion. The slow killings are a shocker as you can feel them as real. I found myself trembling several times watching this, both by the murder scenes themselves and the suspense going through all the movie. Great camera shots, great scene composition, awesome lighting. The plot is simple but it works. It's interesting to watch the students accusing each other of the murders. There's an unexpected plot twist that I found rather interesting. Don't watch it if '80s cheesiness puts you off. In my case it was a plus. My first venture into giallo cinema and it satisfied me beyond my expectations. If I can find similar movies will definitely watch them. Last recommendation: do yourselves a favor and don't watch it dubbed, watch it in Italian as it's intended to be watched. Dubs for low budget movies aren't precisely good and will make the movie look fake. Get Italian audio with captions for maximum enjoyment.


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