Giovanni Lombardo Ravice, lead actor in some of Italy’s most notorious horror films of the 80’s, passed away in April. As we’ve already reviewed a couple of his films and told stories of his notorious dismissal of the horror genre of which he was so entwined, we decided to pick the most interesting of the remaining films for this week’s episode.
Not to be confused with the Meatloaf-helmed horror-musical of the same name, Stage Fright (a.k.a Deliria) is certainly an oddity of its time. Billed as a stylish 80’s thriller, we found it a bit of a pedestrian bore. Nevertheless, Ravice’s performance stands out, and we’re honored to pay tribute to his career and notoriety here today. Enjoy!