Summer camp slasher musical ‘Stage Fright’ to debut at SXSW

A summer camp slasher musical will be making its debut at South By Southwest on March 10 ahead of a video on demand release in April and theatrical release in May.

The film, Stage Fright, is the first feature film from writer/director Jerome Sable, who directed the award-winning, campfire horror musical short, The Legend of Beaver Dam.

The film, which stars Alie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf, is being marketed as Scream meets Glee but the plot sounds more like Camp Rock meets Friday the 13th.

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but 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 theatre.

Stage Fright debuts on March 10 at Alamo Ritz 1 at 11:45 p.m. and screens again on March 11 and 12. Click here for more info.

The poster, via Arrow In the Head, is below. You can see the red band trailer HERE.


Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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