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Curtains (1983)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  4 March 1983 (USA)
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Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jonathan Stryker
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Samantha Sherwood
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Brooke Parsons
Anne Ditchburn ...
Laurian Summers
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Patti O'Connor
Sandee Currie ...
Tara DeMillo (as Sandra Warren)
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Christie Burns
Deborah Burgess ...
Amanda Teuther
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Monty
Joann McIntyre ...
Secretary
Calvin Butler ...
Dr. Pendleton
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Receptionist
Booth Savage ...
Amanda's Boyfriend
William Marshall ...
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Storyline

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??? Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

4 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cortinas  »

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Budget:

CAD 3,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Lynne Griffin's mother Kay Griffin plays one of the inmates in the asylum. See more »

Goofs

At exactly 1:13:30 in the movie when the character of Tara is trying to escape from the killer inside the prop house she comes upon two doors with glass windows. At the bottom left of the screen a man from the crew can be seen sitting on the floor watching the actress play the scene. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Stryker: What makes you think you're right for Audra?
Patti O'Connor: I'm as right as anybody else you've got here... I mean GOD DAMMIT, you haven't spent five minutes with me and now you're telling me I'm wrong for the part. WHY? Because I haven't got a staple to my navel like that centerfold, because I wouldn't pirouette into bed with you and skate on your face? I mean, what the hell are you looking for anyway and what do you want from me? I mean, who the fuck is Audra anyway?... Are you enjoying yourself?
Jonathan Stryker: I'm ...
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Crazy Credits

The credits are divided into acts like a play, due to the movie being centered around acting and scripts. See more »

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Referenced in The Ultimate Nightmare: The Making of Curtains (2014) See more »

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Save my Soul
Courtesy of Burton Cummings & Shillelagh Music Co.
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Underrated slasher.
10 November 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"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!


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