Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller | Slasher
Country: Canada | Director: Richard Ciupka
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 89mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1920×1080 – 23.976fps – 3.31gb
Curtains is a better-than average slasher. The movie is about six actresses who go to audition at a director’s country house, where it seems someone is willing to kill for the role! While this may sound cliché, the film has enough creativity on it’s side for one not to really notice. It sets up some pretty good shock sequences. Anyone who has read about this film will surely have seen mention of the infamous “ice skating” scene, which is very memorable.
Curtains was a troubled production though. It was to be filmed in 1980 and ended up taking years before completion. So, any of the films “loose ends” are more likely a product of this problem. But it does hold together. The cast is quite good; Eggar, Griffin, and Thorson are in especially top-form. The direction is well done with a touch of style. Paul Zaza’s music score is an effective one. Last, but not least, the story itself is a gripper!
For horror fans, Curtains is a rare treat that is well worth seeking out. It ranks with some of the better slashers of the early ’80s.