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Curtains (1983)
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02.14.08

Curtains (1983) Samantha Sherwood has worked with the well-known director Jonathan Stryker on all his major films. She naturally assumes she has been given the title role in his latest venture, "Audra". He tells her that she nn needs to do some background research on the part, so arranges to have her committed to an asylum (as Audra is a former psychiatric patient). She goes along with this, not realising that he intends to leave her there indefinitely and audition six young women of various professions for the part instead. She finally manages to escape, and returns to the spooky old mansion where the auditions are taking place. But who is causing the disappearances of the young hopefuls?? Is it Samantha? Stryker? Or is one of the actresses willing to kill for the coveted part?? Just who is the killer behind the old-hag mask???

Movie Tagline:
Behind Every Curtain, Someone Is Watching...Something Is Waiting

Title: Curtains
Release Date: March 04, 1983
Runtime: 89 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: Canada
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

MPAA Rating: R

Director(s):
Richard Ciupka

Cast:
John Vernon ...Jonathan Stryker
Samantha Eggar ...Samantha Sherwood
Linda Thorson ...Brooke Parsons
Anne Ditchburn ...Laurian Summers
Lynne Griffin ...Patti O'Connor
Sandee Currie ...Tara DeMillo (as Sandra Warren)
Lesleh Donaldson ...Christie Burns
Deborah Burgess ...Amanda Teuther
Michael Wincott ...Matthew
Maury Chaykin ...Monty
Joann McIntyre ...Secretary
Calvin Butler ...Dr. Pendleton
Kate Lynch ...Receptionist
Booth Savage ...Amanda's Boyfriend
William Marshall ...Attendant
James Kidnie ...Attendant
Diane Godwin ...Actress
Janelle Hutchison ...Stroker
Virginia Leight ...Screamer (as Virginia Laight)
Kay Griffin ...Thief
Bunty Webb ...Tickler
Daisy White ...Roommate
Vivian Reis ...TV Laugher
Sheila Currie ...Inmate
Frances Gunn ...Inmate
Katya Ladan ...Inmate
Suzanne Russell ...Inmate
Jenna Louise ...Inmate
Anna Migliarese ...Inmate
Elaine Crosley ...Inmate

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Peter R. Simpson
Richard Simpson

Writer(s):
Robert Guza Jr.

Composer(s):
Paul Zaza




More Movie Taglines:
  • Behind Every Curtain, Someone Is Watching...Something Is Waiting
  • Six beautiful girls, trying to get ahead... when the curtains fall, five will be dead. [video cover]
Movie Quote(s):
  • Jonathan Stryker: What makes you think your right for Audra? Patti O'Connor: I'm as right as anyone else you got here... I mean GOD DAMMIT!, You haven't spent more then five minutes with me and now your telling me i'm no good for the part, WHY? because I don't have a staple to my navel like that center fold, or I wouldn't parrawet into bed with you and skate on your face. I mean what are you looking for anyways and what do you want from me? Who the fuck is Audra anyways?... Are you enjoying yourself? Jonathan Stryker: I'm seeing a little bit of Audra. Patti O'Connor: You Bastard!
Movie Trivia:
  • Shooting of the film started in 1980 but the production was plagued with problems. It was shelved for over a year during which re-writes, re-shoots, and at least one re-casting was done. The film was finally completed and released in 1983.
  • The opening credits give John Vernon's fictional director Jonathan Stryker credit as the films director. Director Richard Ciupka decided not to place his name on the credits.
  • CÚline Lomez was originally cast in the role of Brooke Parsons. However she was replaced by Linda Thorson after a brief time on the production. For years afterward there were rumors that Lomez was replaced because she refused to do a nude scene, however producer Peter R. Simpson said in an interview with TerrorTrap.com that Lomez was really replaced because they weren't impressed by Lomez's acting skills. The issue of nudity had no part in the decision.
  • SPOILER: During an interview with TerrorTrap.com, producer Peter R. Simpson said that originally Matthew's death was suppose to be on-screen. Matthew was suppose to be killed while riding a snowmobile, which then would have crashed through a bay window into the library frightening Tara. However the scene was re-written to where Stryker and Brooke's bodies crash through the window when they fall from a second floor window after being shot.
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Keywords:
Mansion, Audition, Director, Murderer, Mask  ...[more]


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