Dance Macabre

Dance Macabre

Robert Englund
Director: Greydon Clark Cast: Robert Englund
Robert Englund
, Marianna Moen
Marianna Moen
, Julene Renee
Julene Renee
Greydon Clark

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This mundane, predictable psycho-thriller was originally conceived as a sequel of sorts to the 1989 version of Phantom of the Opera, another unsuccessful horror vehicle for Robert Englund. Filmed on location in St. Petersburg, the film stars Englund as the co-director of a prestigious Russian dance academy whose students are systematically murdered by an unknown interloper shortly after the arrival of an American student (Michelle Zeitlin) -- whom Englund perceives as a young version of his former lover, the wheelchair-bound Svetlana. By the time the clueless ingenue figures out who's responsible, half of her classmates have already been drowned, hanged or thrown from various heights. Unfortunately, the entire "mystery" hinges on a laughably transparent attempt at visual deception; it's painfully obvious from the get-go that Englund's relationship with the invalid Svetlana is remarkably similar to that of Norman Bates and dear old Mom -- something the students fail to recognize, even to the bitter end. A few red herrings are batted about, but they serve more to annoy the audience than to convolute the plot. It's hard to tell whether writer/director Greydon Clark (who graced us with the likes of Satan's Cheerleaders) wanted to draw parallels to Dario Argento's Suspiria, but he's definitely out of his league here regardless. The atmospheric locales provide some degree of class, but their somber potential is sadly wasted.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2015
UPC: 0883904329756
Original Release: 1992
Rating: R
Source: Mgm Mod
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 40,348

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Englund Anthony Wager/The Madame
Marianna Moen Ingrid
Julene Renee Angela
Alexander Sergeyev Alex
Michelle Zeitlin Jessica
Nina Goldman Actor
Irina Davidoff Actor

Technical Credits
Greydon Clark Director,Screenwriter
Ami Artzi Executive Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
Alexander A. Goloutiva Executive Producer
David Miller Makeup Special Effects
Michael J. Murray Screenwriter
Nicholai Pokoptsev Cinematographer
Dan Slider Score Composer
Harry Alan Towers Producer
Earl Watson Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dance Macabre
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [9:59]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [9:59]
10. Chapter 10 [6:26]

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