Curtains ()

Reference View | Change View

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.


Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Jonathan Stryker
Samantha Sherwood
Brooke Parsons
Laurian Summers
Patti O'Connor
Tara DeMillo (as Sandra Warren)
Christie Burns
Deborah Burgess ...
Amanda Teuther
Joann McIntyre ...
Calvin Butler ...
Dr. Pendleton
Amanda's Boyfriend
William Marshall ...
Diane Godwin ...
Janelle Hutchison ...
Virginia Leight ...
Screamer (as Virginia Laight)
Kay Griffin ...
Bunty Webb ...
Daisy White ...
Vivian Reis ...
TV Laugher
Sheila Currie ...
Frances Gunn ...
Katya Ladan ...
Suzanne Russell ...
Jenna Louise ...
Anna Migliarese ...
Elaine Crosley ...
Mary Durkin ...
Angela Carrol ...
Julie Massie ...
Patricia Carroll Brown ...
Inmate (as Pat Carroll Brown)
Inmate (as Teresa Tova)
Janice Nicholson ...
Alison Lawrence ...
Jeremy Jenson ...
Ward Attendant
Donald Adams ...
Ward Attendant
Jo-Anne Hannah ...
Richie Pierce ...
Gas Station Attendant (as Richie Peirce)

Directed by

Richard Ciupka ... (as Jonathan Stryker)

Written by

Robert Guza Jr. ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Peter R. Simpson ... producer
Richard Simpson ... executive producer

Music by

Paul Zaza

Cinematography by

Robert Paynter ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Michael MacLaverty
Henry Richardson ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

Timothy Eaton ... second assistant editor: act I (as Tim Eaton)
Jeremy MacLaverty ... first assistant editor: act II
Ricardo Olivero ... color timer
Laurel L. Russwurm ... editing trainee: act II (as Laurie Russwurm)
Haydn Streeter ... second assistant editor: act II
David Block ... colorist (uncredited)

Production Design by

Roy Forge Smith

Makeup Department

Jenny Arbour ... hair stylist: act I / hair stylist: act II
Suzanne Benoit ... assistant makeup: act II
Greg Cannom ... prosthetics: act I
Christine Hart ... assistant makeup: act I
Shonagh Jabour ... makeup artist: act I / makeup artist: act II
Jeff Kinney ... assistant prosthetics: act I (as Jeffrey Kinney)
Maureen Mestan ... assistant hair stylist: act I
Linda Preston ... prosthetics trainee: act I

Production Management

Gerry Arbeid ... production manager
Ilana Frank ... production manager: act II
Helga Stephenson ... unit manager: act II

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Donato Baldassarra ... second assistant director: act II
Jerome McCann ... third assistant director: act II
John Pace ... (segment "act I") third assistant director
Karen Pike ... (segment "act I") second assistant director
Tony Thatcher ... (segment "act I") first assistant director
Stephen Wright ... first assistant director: act II

Art Department

Kirk Cheney ... carpenter
Paul Dreskin ... second assistant set decorator: act I
Debra Gjendem ... second assistant art director: act I
Anthony Greco ... props master: act I
Ed Hanna ... props master: act II
Bill Harman ... construction manager: act I / construction manager: act II
Barry Kemp ... props buyer: act I
Nick Kosonic ... head painter: act I
Carol Lavoie ... key set decorator: act I
Barbra Matis ... assistant art director: act I (as Barbara Matis)
Linda McClelland ... first assistant set decorator: act I / set decorator: act II
Greg Pelchat ... first assistant set decorator: act II
Marlene Puritt ... set decorator trainee (act I)
Birgit Siber ... second assistant art director (act I)
Gordon Sim ... assistant props master (act I)
Brendan Smith ... second assistant art director (act I) / second assistant set decorator: act II
Suzanna Smith ... second assistant art director (act I)

Sound Department

David Appleby ... sound mixer: act II
Charles Bowers ... sound editor: act II (as Charlie Bowers)
Peter Burgess ... sound editor: act II
Terry Burke ... sound editor: act II
Michele Cook ... assistant sound editor: act II
Gary Daprato ... assistant sound editor: act II (as Gary DaPrato)
Bryan Day ... sound recordist: act II
Douglas Ganton ... sound mixer: act I (as Doug Ganton)
Joe Grimaldi ... sound mixer: act II
Thomas Hidderley ... sound mixer: act I
Jeremy MacLaverty ... sound editor: act II
John J. Thomson ... boom operator: act I (as John Thomson) / boom operator: act II (as John Thomson)

Special Effects by

Colin Chilvers ... director of special effects: act I


Robert Hannah ... stunt coordinator: act II (as Bob Hannah)

Camera and Electrical Department

Richard Allen ... best boy: act I
Roger Bate ... gaffer: act II
Christophe Bonnière ... clapper loader: act II (as Christophe Bonniere)
Jock Brandis ... genny operator: act II
Ray Bronstein ... camera trainee: act II
Curtis Brown ... camera trainee: act I
Carlo Campana ... key grip: act II
Sandy Carroll ... electrician: act II
Ira Cohen ... electrician: act II
Greg Daniels ... genny operator: act I
Brian Danniels ... grip: act I
Steve Danyluk ... electrician: act I
Christopher Dean ... second grip: act II
Yves Drapeau ... focus puller: act I
Greg Farrow ... focus puller: act II
Manfred Guthe ... additional photography (as Fred Guthe) / camera operator: act I (as Fred Guthe) / camera operator: act II (as Fred Guthe)
Patrick Harbron ... stills photographer: act I (as Pat Harbron)
Dave Hill ... assistant still photographer: act I
Al Lalonde ... electrician: act II
Jerome McCann ... electrician: act I
Marvin Midwicki ... camera operator: act II
Paul Neilsen ... camera technician: act I
Robert New ... camera operator: act II
Michael O'Connor ... grip: act I
Gregory Palermo ... third grip: act II (as Greg Palermo)
Bill Reeve ... clapper loader: act I
Sean Ryerson ... grip: act I
Norm Smith ... key grip: act I
Adam Swica ... best boy: act II
Dennis Thompson ... grip: act II
John Williamson ... set photographer: act I

Casting Department

Karnick Armstrong ... casting: act II
Liz Ramos ... casting: act II

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Constance Buck ... assistant wardrobe: act I
Britanny Burr ... assistant wardrobe: act I
Gaye Gardiner ... assistant wardrobe: act I
Maureen Gurney ... assistant wardrobe: act II
Mary Jane McCarty ... wardrobe mistress: act I / wardrobe mistress: act II
Mary Ann Wilson ... assistant wardrobe: act I

Location Management

Ray Elias ... location manager: act I
Brian Ross ... location manager: act I
Fran Solomon ... location manager: act II

Music Department

Carl Zittrer ... music consultant: act II
Joseph Glassman ... music editor (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... music supervisor (uncredited)
J. Peter Robinson ... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Paul Zaza ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

David Brown ... driver: act II (as Dave Brown)
David Chudnovsky ... driver: act II (as David Chud)
John Ciccone ... driver: act I
Simon Clery ... driver: act I
Mike Curran ... transportation captain: act I (as Michael Curran)
Allen Kosonic ... driver: act II
Goff Martin ... assistant transportation captain: act I (as Gof Martin)
Jerome McCann ... driver: act II
Rick Moyle ... driver: act I
Gordon Thorne ... driver: act I

Other crew

Robert Duckworth ... production accountant: act I
Pauline Harlow ... continuity: act II / script supervisor & continuity: act I
Gaille Ledrew ... production coordinator: act I
Susan Mander ... production coordinator: act II
Laurie Manoim ... craftsperson: act II
Carol Marks-George ... production assistant: act II
Diane Mitchell ... production assistant: act II
Linda Moyle ... unit publicist: act I
Roma Panczyszyn ... assistant production accountant: act I
Dan Perri ... title designer
Phillipa Polskin ... assistant production manager: act I
Carlo Sguassero ... production assistant: act I (as Carlo Squassero)
Brock Simpson ... general assistant: Mr. Stryker - act II
Daria Stermac ... additional craftsperson: act II
James Tamblyn ... craftsperson: act I
Shannon Tweed ... body double (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production Companies




Special Effects


Other Companies



Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Behind Every Curtain, Someone Is Watching...Something Is Waiting See more »
Parents Guide View content advisory »

Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Curtains, l'ultime cauchemar (France)
  • Cortinas (Spain)
  • Odslony (Poland)
  • Perdeler (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Cortinas (Portugal)
  • See more »
  • 89 min
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget CAD3,700,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia 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. See more »
Goofs When Brooke paints her nails in the bathroom, she takes polish off her right index and middle fingers. A shot is shown of her polishing the middle finger. The next time you see her middle finger there's no polish on it and she starts to polish it again. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Ciupka: A Filmmaker in Transition (1983). See more »
Soundtracks Save my Soul See more »
Crazy Credits The credits are divided into acts like a play, due to the movie being centered around acting and scripts. 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, 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]
Patti O'Connor: Are you enjoying yourself?
Jonathan Stryker: I'm enjoying a little bit of Audra.
[walks away]
Patti O'Connor: You bastard.
See more »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed