|Release: 1983, Rating: R, Run time: 89 min.|
Short nitty-gritty plot description from IMDb is as follows: Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.
Curtains is definitely an interesting movie and follows the theory of not making much sense in it's plot, for a good portion of the movies run time. We first start off with Samantha Sherwood (Samantha Eggar), an actress who is completely dedicated to her role, so much that she checks herself into an insane asylum, just so she can see what it's like. Unfortunately, staying at an asylum, even if you're normal, will do horrible things to you. Cue the director, the suave son of a bitch, Jonathan Stryker (John Vernon), who abandons her and decides to do a recast for his movie and invites a bunch of beautiful ladies up to his mansion, to do a little "acting", if you know what I mean.
|Jonathan Stryker (John Vernon), just moments before sleeping with your wife, or husband. Jonathan Stryker don't care, he don't discriminate.|
I will admit, Curtains does an effective job at keeping the identity of the killer a secret all the way to the end and there wasn't a moment where I guessed right. So, bravo on that! Unfortunately, the movie isn't all pluses, as it takes it's sweet ass time going anywhere, with several long, boring points in the movie, where I was almost lulled off to sleep. Also, Curtains is all over the place at times. For some strange reason, a doll is part of the plot for a bit and I have no sweet clue what it has to do with anything, only that it's creepy as shit. Also, there's another guy in the movie besides the director, who doesn't really do anything, except sleep with a woman and drive off drunk on a ski-doo (cause, Canada).
|Christie Burns (Lesleh Donaldson) with that damn doll. What the hell is the point of the doll?!?|
|Did I mention the killer is pretty creepy looking?|
Rating: 2.5/5 (-2.5 for a slow, confusing plot. +2.5 for a few inventive kills and keeping the killer a secret to the very end.)
P.S Echo Bridge is guilty for releasing a DVD of the movie, that looks worse than VHS. They know DVD players don't have tracking control on them, right?
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