James Duval played as George
Release: Sep 18, 1998
Years ago opera singer Lorraine Sedgewick was killed in her dressing room at an opera house, supposedly by Lorenzo Orsini, one of the lead actors in a performance of Pagliacci. When Orsini was thought to have fled to Europe afterwards, the opera house closed down.
Years later a group of high school teenagers come to restore the old building for their school's theatre department. One of the teens is Lorraine's daughter Kate. She was adopted shortly after her mother's murder and only learned about her parentage six months ago, and has been plagued by visions and nightmares about the murder ever since. She was convinced by her friend Monica to help restore the opera house as a means of getting over her problems.
Kate and Monica arrive and meet the rest of the group, nerdy Cheryl "Walnut" Webber, flamboyant Marty,redhead snob Ashley, her jock boyfriend Taylor, and rebel George. The group are lectured by the head of the theater Miss Gibby. During the speech in the auditorium, a stage light falls nearly hitting Miss Gibby. The group deduces it was an accident. This alerts the owner of the opera house Mr. Caruthers, who claims the opera house is cursed and it shouldn't be re-opened. Kate gets emotional and runs from the room when Mr. Caruthers mentions Lorraine and Miss Gibby consoles her.
Miss Gibby leaves for the night to let the teens lock up. But the teens engage in beer and pizza. At closing time, the teens leave but they manage to sneak a peek in her mother's dressing room where she was murdered. Inside, they find a patch of blood and Kate's visions of her mom's death get stronger and more realistic. She has a meltdown and Monica consoles her. Kate has a vision that leads her to a note from Lorenzo to Lorraine. It is a strong love note and why would someone who cared about her so much, kill her? They also discover Lorenzo is Kate's father.
The following morning, Mrs. Gibby is killed with an axe in the face by a man dressed like the clown that killed Kate's mother. Ashley, Taylor, Kate, Monica, Marty, Walnut, and George arrive at the opera house and start cleaning up, toying with props and Taylor and Ashley go off alone to have sex. Taylor ditches Ashley and the clown strangles Ashley with a necklace. Meanwhile, George dresses up as the clown and scares everyone. Monica is chased by the real clown and impaled on a spear. The rest (Walnut, Taylor, Kate and Marty) discover they are locked in the theater and Miss Gibby is missing. The phones don't work. The four find Ashley dead hanging from a rope. George appears and Marty falls through a trapdoor. Walnut and Taylor run for the roof, and Kate and George run to find Marty, but Marty is electrocuted in a metal chair before they get there. Walnut and Taylor reach the roof, but Taylor is grabbed by the clown and thrown off the roof. Walnut flees.
Meanwhile, Kate and George deduce that Lorenzo is not the killer. Walnut is decapitated and George and Kate are separated. Kate runs to the auditorium and is chased by the clown onto a catwalk where she runs into Mr. Caruthers. Mr. Caruthers sends the clown over the catwalk. But Mr. Caruthers turns on Kate and knocks her out. Kate wakes up, tied up to a wall and Mr. Caruthers appears to be the killer after all and he was the one who killed Lorraine because she denied him love and all of the bodies are propped in the auditorium, including the clown that fell off the catwalk. Another clown appears but Mr. Caruthers knocks him out. And in the confusion, Kate breaks free and stabs Mr. Caruthers in the eye with a screwdriver and then flips a lever causing him to fall through a trapdoor and land on spikes, killing him. The clown that Mr. Caruthers knocked out was George who tried to help. When Kate and George separated downstairs, Kate's father who had been living in the opera house, grabbed him and told him everything. Kate's father was the one on the catwalk and he was killed when he fell from the catwalk. George and Kate break free from the opera house and the credits roll. Watch Movies Online for Free on 10StarMovies.