Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Patient 001 2018

- Lunchtime is Over 2019

- The Exorcism of Karen Walker 2018

- The House 2016

- Cecil 2019

- Cannibal Club 2018

- Audition 1999

- Doggy See Evil 2017

- The Lightning Man 2018

- Devil's Path 2018

- Doll It Up 2018

- Snap 2016

- Soldier of War 2018

- Suicide Trip 2005

- The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man 2019

- The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion 1970

- Painkillers 2018

- 333: Illuminaughty 2019

- Halloween: The Panhandle Massacre 2018

- The Date 2018

- Muse 2019

- Hunter 2018

- The Witches of the Watch 2018

- Horror Express 1972

- Bailiwick 2017

- Knock Knock Knock Knock 2018

- Silhouette 2019

- The Possessed 1965

- Babes in Psycho Land 2018

- Throat Singing in Kangirsuk 2018

- Stalk 2018

- Blue Movie 1971

- My Name is Julia Ross 1945

- Anthem of a Teenage Prophet 2018

- Blood Bound 2019

- Portal Man 2018

- The Fifth Cord 1971

- The Theatre of Terror 2019

- Waterworld 1995

- The 6th Friend 2016

- Terror Tales 2016

- Crossbreed 2018

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Murderock - Uccide a Passo di Danza

Murder Rock
Slashdance / The Demon is on the Loose / Murder Rock: Dancing Death

Italy 1984
produced by
Augusto Caminito, Gabriele Silvestri (executive) for Scena Film
directed by Lucio Fulci
starring Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Claudio Cassinelli, Cosimo Cinieri, Giuseppe Mannajuolo, Berna Maria do Carmo, Belinda Busato, Mario Vittoria Tolazzi, Geretta Marie Fields (= Geretta Geretta), Christian Borromeo, Robert Gligorov, Carlo Caldera, Riccardo Parisio Perrotti, Giovanni De Nava, Carla Buzzanca, Angela Lemerman, Silvia Collatina, Lucio Fulci, Al Cliver
story by Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, Roberto Gianviti, music by Keith Emerson

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

At a New York dance academy, a mad killer kills one female dancer after the other, using a hatpin as his weapon of choice. In a dream, Candice (Olga Karlatos), head of the academy, has a dream in which she becomes the next victim of the mad killer, who turns out to be ... a man she has never seen before, but she sees him on a billboard the next day, finds out he's washed out actor George Webb (Ray Lovelock), and before long, she starts an affair with him.

Eventually, it seems that Candice actually falls victim to the killer when her assistant (Geretta Marie Fields) chlorophorms her, pulls out a hatpin ... but simply cannot do it. Later she admits to the police she just wanted to kill her boss out of jealousy and then pin it on the real killer - but killing even someone one hates is usually only half as easy as it sounds ...

Candice tells her tragic lifestory to George, how she had to give up her own promising career as a dancer after she had become the victim of a hit-and-run accident that effectively crippled her. Later though, she finds a hatpin and cholophorm, just like the killer uses, in one of George's drawers and makes a hasty escape.George follows her and catches up with her in the dance academy, leaning over another dead dancer. It now turns out that Candice herself was the mad killer all along, killing the girls out of jealousy of their ability to dance, and she wanted to put the blame for all the murders on George, because he was the man who caused the accident that had crippled her - so right before his eyes, she throws herself into her own hatpin, moments before the police arrives ...


Somewhat of a transitional film, as the over-convoluted murder mystery of the classic Italian giallo  gives way to the more straight-forward and stylistic slaughterhouse appproach to killing of the (then current) slashermovie - which accounts for the many young and attractive but bland cannonfodder characters that get killed off during the proceedings on the slasher side of things, and the somewhat unlikely and contrived (yet pretty predictable) solution to the story on the giallo side.

All of this though might sound more interesting in writing than it is on film, because someone involved with the movie had the weird idea to also try to cash in on the then current box office sensation Flashdance, which means the audience is also treated to quite a few pieces of terrible 1980's pop and extended dance performances that seriously slow the film down.

The film resulting from all of this is certainly not the worst film you have ever seen - but it's less than special all the same and not on par with director Lucio Fulci's best efforts.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Murder Rock
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Murder Rock here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Murder Rock at

Thanks for watching !!!



On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD



Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...


Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!


Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner


Jetzt kaufen bei