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???
The Stage is Set for the Final Act
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4 March 1983 (USA)
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In one of the establishing shots of Stryker's house a second floor window can be seen broken and a figure of a body lying on the ground below. This is from the aftermath of Stryker and Brooke's murder, but, obviously, this happens much later in the film. See more
What makes you think you're right for Audra?
I'm as right as anybody else you've got here. I mean, goddammit! 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?
[Jonathan stays silent
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