Review: Curtains (1983)

A Canadian mish-mash-slasher that lacks a bit of structure but is amazingly entertaining.

blu“CURTAINS”
1983
Horror/Slasher
Canada

Director: Richard Ciupka
Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson
Distributor: Synapse
Runtime: 90 mins
BLU-RAY REGION A

“I wouldn’t bother to kill you except I’m so looking forward to every last ounce of blood seeping out of your wretched body.”

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A dedicated and horny director invites six girls to his country mansion to audition for the lead in his newest film “Audra”. But lurking around is a killer wearing a really scary mask.

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A good Canadian slasher. The plot and the story is a bit thin, but the rest is just pure b-movie awesomeness. The bodycount is high, and the scares are around every corner as you’re not sure what to expect from the movie and any of these characters. The killer, wearing the mask of an old hag is a frightening sight. There’s a long scene in a crazy propped theater that is so tense and exciting I sat with my jaw in the lap. Could have been a bit more blood, but anyway, this was a fucking delightful thrillride. See it!

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A good looking blu-ray as expected from Synapse. A couple of nice extras, especially a good documentary about the making and what a freaking nightmare that was.

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