Entertainment 'Stage Fright' starring Meat Loaf movie review: 1.5 stars Meat Loaf and Allie MacDonald in "Stage Fright" from Magnet Releasing. Photo Credit: Magnet Releasing / sabrina lantos By ROBERT LEVIN email@example.com @rlevin85 May 8, 2014 2:13 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The world needs more campy rock musicals starring Meat Loaf. Not convinced? Go listen to the extraordinary "Bat Out of Hell" again or watch "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." But the world definitely doesn't need more movies like "Stage Fright," a fairly excruciating example of the form that completely wastes the distinguished Mr. Loaf. He plays the director of a theater camp haunted by a serial killer as it puts together a production called "Haunting at the Opera" that comes across as precisely the lame Andrew Lloyd Webber rip-off its title suggests it would be. The picture is filled with bad songs featuring lyrics like, "I'm gay, but not in that way," self-consciously dopey overacting and a general aesthetic that suggests the filmmakers had so much fun making the movie that they forgot to consider what the audience might have to say. There are a few fun moments amid the inanity but not much of a midnight movie future here. Stage Fright1.5 starsDirected by Jerome Sable | Starring Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, | Rated RPlaying at Cinema Village By ROBERT LEVIN firstname.lastname@example.org @rlevin85 Robert, amNewYork's Editor-in-Chief, has been with the team in one capacity or another for more than a decade. He also reviews movies and writes entertainment features. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.