Murderock – Uccide a passo di danza (1984)

35mm film, Telecolor

An Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. Production began on 20 January 1984 and it was first released theatrically in Italy on 20 April 1984.

Plot Summary

Students at a New York dance academy are being slaughtered by a serial killer. The director of the academy, Candice, teams up with male model George to find out who the murderer is – but can either of them be trusted?


Director: Lucio Fulci
Scena Film
Executive Producer: Gabriele Silvestri
Producer: Augusto Caminito
Script: Gianfranco Clerici, Vincenzo Mannino, Roberto Gianviti, Lucio Fulci
Story: Gianfranca Clerici, Vincenzo Mannino, Lucio Fulci
Director of Photography: Giuseppe Pinori
Editor: Vincenzo Tomassi
Music, Conductor: Keith Emerson
Sound: Eros Giustini
Costumes: Michaela Gisotti
Make Up: Franco Casagni
Hair: Maura Turchi
Art Director: Paolo Biagetti
Locations: New York, USA; The Roxy, New York, USA; The Arts For Living Center, New York, USA; De Paolis Studios, Rome

Olga Karlatos (Candice Norman)
Ray Lovelock (George Webb)
Claudio Cassinelli (Dick Gibson)
Cosimo Cinieri (Lieutenant Borges)
Giuseppe Mannajuolo (Professor Davis)
Berna Maria Do Carmo
Belinda Busato (Gloria Weston)
Maria Vittoria Tolazzi (Jill)
Geretta Marie Fields (Margie)
Cristian Borromeo (Willy Stark)
Robert Gligorov (Bert)
Carlo Caldera (Bob)
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti (Steiner)
Giovanni De Nava (hotel receptionist)
Janna Ryan *
A. Lemerman [Susan] *
C. Buzzanca [Janis] *
Lucio Fulci [Phil] *
Pier Luigi Conti [voice analyst] *
Edmund Purdom [voice of Dick Gibson in English language version] *

Alternative Titles

The Demon Is Loose – US title
a disco
Murder Rock
– Argentine title
Murder Rock – Death
Murder Rock – kuoleman tanssi
– Finnish title
Nova York – Cidade Violenta
– Brazilian video title


European Trash Cinema vol.2 no.6 p.36 – review
Mad Movies no.40 p.16 – review
Video the Magazine June 1986 p.28 – review

Beyond Terror by Stephen Thrower p.279-280 – credits, review