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* FakeActionPrologue: The film opens with a man in evening dress being stabbed by a figure black robes and a WhiteMaskOfDoom. This turns out to a staging of the musical ''The Haunting of the Opera''.

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* HarmfulToMinors: [[spoiler:The climax reveals that Buddy witnessed his mother being stabbed to death by his stepfather, who persuaded Buddy that it was his fault. This eventually drove Buddy insane, leading him to hate musicals and stage a string of murders intended to prevent his sister from becoming an actress like their mother.]]


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* ToplessnessFromTheBack: When Camilla succumbs to Art's CastingCouch techniques, the camera shows her removing her top and her bra from behind.

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* ShearMenace: The killer stabs [[spoiler:Tom]] with a heavy pair of dressmaker's shears.


* DisguisedHostageGanbit: The killer knocks out [[spoiler:Liz]] and leaves her bound and gagged in the opera ghost costume and kabuki mask to take the fall for the murders and probably get killed in the process.

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* DisguisedHostageGanbit: DisguisedHostageGambit: The killer knocks out [[spoiler:Liz]] and leaves her bound and gagged in the opera ghost costume and kabuki mask to take the fall for the murders and probably get killed in the process.


* BucketBoobyTrap: Liz rigs up a bucket to pour red paint over Camilla and ruin opening night. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard It later ends up dumping on her instead.]]

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* BucketBoobyTrap: Liz rigs up a bucket to pour red paint over Camilla and ruin opening night. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard It later ends up dumping on her instead.]] ]]]]


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* DisguisedHostageGanbit: The killer knocks out [[spoiler:Liz]] and leaves her bound and gagged in the opera ghost costume and kabuki mask to take the fall for the murders and probably get killed in the process.

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* BucketBoobyTrap: Liz rigs up a bucket to pour red paint over Camilla and ruin opening night. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard It later ends up dumping on her instead.]]


* CutPhoneLines: Roger rips out the phone to the camp office to prevent any of the campers from calling their parents and telling them about the murder.



* HaveIMentionedIAmHetereosexualToday: Sam takes every opportunity that he definitely sleeps with women despite being interested in musical theatre. [[spoiler:It's an act. He actually is gay.]]

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* HaveIMentionedIAmHetereosexualToday: HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Sam takes every opportunity that he definitely sleeps with women despite being interested in musical theatre. [[spoiler:It's an act. He actually is gay.]]

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* HaveIMentionedIAmHetereosexualToday: Sam takes every opportunity that he definitely sleeps with women despite being interested in musical theatre. [[spoiler:It's an act. He actually is gay.]]

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* AdvertisedExtra: Creator/MinnieDriver gets top billing, but her character is killed before the opening credits. Her only other appearance is in a brief flashback during the climax.


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'''''Stage Fright''''' is a 2014 {{Canadian|Movies}} comedic SlasherMovie that's also [[TheMusical a musical]] featuring the talents of Music/MeatLoaf.

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'''''Stage Fright''''' ''Stage Fright'' is a 2014 {{Canadian|Movies}} comedic SlasherMovie that's also [[TheMusical a musical]] featuring the talents of Music/MeatLoaf.



Not to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/StageFright the animated short]] [[Film/StageFright1950 the 1950 Hitchcock film]] or [[Film/StageFrightAquarius the similarly-named 1987 slasher]].

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Not to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/StageFright the animated short]] short]], [[Film/StageFright1950 the 1950 Hitchcock film]] film]], or [[Film/StageFrightAquarius the similarly-named 1987 slasher]].


Not to be confused with [[Film/StageFright the 1950 Hitchcock film]] or [[Film/StageFrightAquarius the similarly-named 1987 slasher]].

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Not to be confused with [[Film/StageFright [[WesternAnimation/StageFright the animated short]] [[Film/StageFright1950 the 1950 Hitchcock film]] or [[Film/StageFrightAquarius the similarly-named 1987 slasher]].


Camilla Swanson is a teenage girl who desperately wants to be an actress like her deceased mother. She auditions for a musical production at the camp where she works as a chef, and wins. All goes well. Then the murders begin.

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Camilla Swanson is a teenage girl who desperately wants to be an actress like her deceased mother. She auditions for a musical production at the performing arts summer camp where she works as a chef, cook, and wins. All wins the lead. Despite it being a revival of the production her mother was starring in when she died, all goes well. Then the murders begin.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: the Stage Manager vows to the cast he'll do anything to keep the play going to the end, no matter the backstage crisis - except go on stage, because he has horrific [[TitleDrop stage fright]]. [[spoiler: With his villain unknowingly killed, his leading lady on the run from the killer, and a hoodie- and masked-clad Liz stumbling blindly around on the stage, the Stage Manager has to put on a straw hat, run onto the stage, and work with Liz and the wildly improvising orchestra to run a comedy sketch to get the play through to the finale.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: the Stage Manager vows to the cast he'll do anything to keep the play going to the end, no matter the backstage crisis - except go on stage, because he has horrific [[TitleDrop stage fright]]. [[spoiler: With his villain unknowingly killed, his leading lady on the run from the killer, and a hoodie- and masked-clad Liz stumbling blindly around on the stage, stage[[note]] she's been bound and gagged with duct tape under the hoodie and mask[[/note]], the Stage Manager has to put on a straw hat, run onto the stage, and work with Liz and the wildly improvising orchestra to run a comedy sketch to get the play through to the finale.]]


* Foreshadowing: the Stage Manager vows to the cast he'll do anything to keep the play going to the end, no matter the backstage crisis - except go on stage, because he has horrific [[TitleDrop stage fright]]. [[spoiler: With his villain unknowingly killed, his leading lady on the run from the killer, and a hoodie- and masked-clad Liz stumbling blindly around on the stage, the Stage Manager has to put on a straw hat, run onto the stage, and work with Liz and the wildly improvising orchestra to run a comedy sketch to get the play through to the finale.]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: the Stage Manager vows to the cast he'll do anything to keep the play going to the end, no matter the backstage crisis - except go on stage, because he has horrific [[TitleDrop stage fright]]. [[spoiler: With his villain unknowingly killed, his leading lady on the run from the killer, and a hoodie- and masked-clad Liz stumbling blindly around on the stage, the Stage Manager has to put on a straw hat, run onto the stage, and work with Liz and the wildly improvising orchestra to run a comedy sketch to get the play through to the finale.]]



* YourCheatingHeart: [[The reason why Karen was murdered by [=McCall=]; her lover apparently let slip to him about their affair.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[The [[spoiler: The reason why Karen was murdered by [=McCall=]; her lover apparently let slip to him about their affair.]]


* BigBad: [[spoiler:Roger [=McCall=] killed Camilla's mother, and inspired her brother to go on his killing rampage.]]

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* BasedOnATrueStory: Parodied. A disclaimer at the start of the movie claims that it is based on a true story, with the names changed out of respect for the victims and their families. But the songs were performed exactly as in real life.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Roger [=McCall=] killed Camilla's mother, and inspired spent ten years forcing her twin brother to keep quiet about it, eventually inspiring Buddy to go on his killing rampage.]]



* CastingCouch: After Camilla gets cast, Artie keeps trying to get into her pants. [[spoiler: He eventually gives her an ultimatum that she'll put out or he'll put her rival on stage opening night.]]

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* CastingCouch: After Camilla gets cast, Artie keeps trying to get into her pants. [[spoiler: He eventually gives her an ultimatum that she'll put she puts out or he'll put her rival on stage opening night.]]]]
** Not the first time, either; when Artie is announced as director, Liz (who will eventually become Camilla's rival for the lead) mentions that when Artie cast her as the lead last summer, he kept wanting to make out with her.



* MirrorScare: [[spoiler:The last scare of the film is a nightmare Camilla has of the killer bursting through a mirror to kill her.]]

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* DeadStarWalking: Deliberately invoked; Minnie Driver is one of the top-billed actors, and she dies four scenes in.
* GenerationXerox: Camilla wants to be a Broadway star, just like her mother was about to become when she died. [[spoiler: the final scenes show Camilla about to make her professional debut in the same role she played at camp, and that her mother originated the last night of her life.]]
* Foreshadowing: the Stage Manager vows to the cast he'll do anything to keep the play going to the end, no matter the backstage crisis - except go on stage, because he has horrific [[TitleDrop stage fright]]. [[spoiler: With his villain unknowingly killed, his leading lady on the run from the killer, and a hoodie- and masked-clad Liz stumbling blindly around on the stage, the Stage Manager has to put on a straw hat, run onto the stage, and work with Liz and the wildly improvising orchestra to run a comedy sketch to get the play through to the finale.]]
* MeaningfulName: Karen Swanson. Add one more letter and it becomes ''Swan song''; just to rub it in, Karen is murdered the night she makes her successful Broadway debut performance. Poor woman doesn't even make it to the afterparty.
* MirrorScare: [[spoiler:The last scare of the film is a nightmare or hallucination Camilla has of the killer bursting through a mirror to kill her.]]


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* YourCheatingHeart: [[The reason why Karen was murdered by [=McCall=]; her lover apparently let slip to him about their affair.]]


* CastingCouch: After Camilla gets cast, Artie keeps trying to get into her pants. [[spoiler:he eventually gives her an ultimatum that she'll put out or he'll put her rival on stage opening night.]]

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* CastingCouch: After Camilla gets cast, Artie keeps trying to get into her pants. [[spoiler:he [[spoiler: He eventually gives her an ultimatum that she'll put out or he'll put her rival on stage opening night.]]]]
** Intentionally employed, in a downplayed fashion, by Camilla also, who isn't actually allowed to audition (she works there vs. these kids paying to be there) and uses flirtation + sex appeal in order to even be allowed to audition for the role at all.

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