Wednesday, May 6, 2009
DVD Evaders: Curtains (1983)
CURTAINS was released at the tail end of the slasher cycle in 1983 (it actually started shooting in '80 and had numerous production problems) but remains one of the most effective of the bunch. Thanks to a great cast and a real sense of atmosphere (oh, canada!) this picture rises above it's slasher peers and is a class act.
While those production problems may have hindered the movie's potential to be on par with other slasher classics, I still feel it's a testament to the film that it's effective as it is. There are some truly eerie moments. One in particular that involves these key elements: Ice Skating, the creepiest doll ever, and of course, a hag mask. And dig the old artwork from the Vestron video & poster. It's so memorable and awesome.
I count CURTAINS as one of the few movies to really frighten the hell out of me as a kid. I think it's about time this movie gets it's due with a proper transfer and being easily accessible for all to get their canadian chills on.