Curtains

1983

Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

22
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 2722

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Michael Wincott as Matthew
Linda Thorson as Brooke Parsons
John Vernon as Jonathan Stryker
Samantha Eggar as Samantha Sherwood
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Lee Eisenberg ([email protected]) 6 / 10

Often under credited slasher...

I guess that "Curtains" is slightly better than the average slasher flick, mainly because they have a MacGuffin*. Otherwise, it has the sorts of things that one would expect in such a movie: nudity, screaming, etc. Usually, I wouldn't expect to see John Vernon in a horror film - especially after "Animal House" - but he has one of the more interesting roles that I've seen in this genre, approximately as cold as the roles with which he's most often associated.

So, if you're looking for a mildly better slasher flick, this might be just the one. Granted, you can tell that the one woman isn't a real skater and that the other woman isn't a real dancer, but everything else makes up for that. An OK film. Also starring Samantha Eggar.

*In case you've never heard of it, a MacGuffin is a red herring, something that throws you off. You'll realize what it is as the movie progresses.

Reviewed by HumanoidOfFlesh 8 / 10

Underrated slasher.

"Curtains" is a pretty good slasher.It's well-made and genuinely creepy.The scene with the killer coming across the ice with the sickle is extremely scary!The film isn't as good as Bob Clark's brilliant "Black Christmas"(1974),but still it has some very suspenseful moments.The killer wears an ugly mask which makes him/her even more menacing.There is not enough gore for my liking,but I'd still recommend this little gem to horror fans!

Reviewed by AngryChair 7 / 10

Little known slasher isn't half bad

A number of good Canadian horror movies have made their way to the USA, to become cult classics. Bob Clark's outstanding 1974 horror-thriller Black Christmas remains a staple of the modern "scary" movie. Beloved Jamie Lee Curtis came to horror fame through the likes of Prom Night (1980) and Terror Train (also 1980). However, you may not have heard of this interesting little shocker...

Curtains is a better-than average slasher, despite some of its reviews. 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 cliche, 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.

*** out of ****

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