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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Was supposed to be the start of a trilogy called "Trilogia della musica" and should have been followed by two more gialli titled "Killer samba" and "Thrilling blues". Yet, due to Fulci becoming very ill and being forced to stop working for more than two years, the full trilogy project was eventually abandoned. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Editor (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Tonight is The Night
Lyrics and Music by Keith Emerson
Performed by Doreen Chanter
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Sumptuous visuals lend weight to thin story
13 May 1999 | by Troy-11See all my reviews

One of Lucio Fulci's "gentler" films, MURDER ROCK is not very popular among gore fans (largely because of the lack of eye gougings and disembowellments), but it has much to recommend. The story deals with a maniac who is killing the girls at a dance school in New York -- together, a cop and a psychiatrist track the maniac down. Keith Emerson contributes a dated, but enjoyable, soundtrack, and cinematographer Giuseppe Pinori makes fine use of half-lighting, a la Mario Bava's SEI DONNE PER L'ASSASSINO. Fulci cameos as an agent. Recommended for Italian horror buffs. *** out of ****


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