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Metascore

Based on 13 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
It’s half "Friday the 13th," half "Phantom of the Paradise," and just cheesy enough to work.
50
The Dissolve
The songs are fine; the slaughter is sub-standard.
50
Stage Fright starts out as a funny musical mashup — “Glee” meets“Friday the 13th” — but winds up indulging slasher-flick clichés instead of spoofing them.
50
Despite Meat Loaf’s hammily entertaining turn as the desperate owner of a musical theater summer camp, the film fails to live up to its obvious inspirations.
50
Stage Fright has a weakness for predictability; it practically revels in it.
50
It’s inspired enough to draw attention to ways that it doesn’t realize its potential.
38
As horror musicals go, Stage Fright is never more than an out-of-town tryout.
37
Whether it’s being sexy, jokey or homicidal, Stage Fright doesn’t deliver the goods with sufficient spirit. It lacks the sparkle to be a truly killer show.
30
Village Voice
Stage Fright's lopsided tone wouldn't be so confounding if the horror elements worked or if writer-director Jerome Sable's music, co-composed with Eli Batalion, weren't so forgettable.
25
Slant Magazine
Jerome Sable's debut feature couldn't be further from De Palma's delirious cinematic essays on vision and genre.

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