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.

Trailer:

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agreed, this is a great little movie! The ice-skating hag scene, holds a special place in my heart, ever since I first saw it at the drive-in!

Lord-Infernus

Ross Horsley said...

You can actually get this on DVD in the UK but, from all accounts, it's a horrible-quality transfer.

As for the movie itself, I wish it were just a little bit better. I mean, it's good, obviously, but there's potential there for something spectacular. Imagine if every scene was as good as ice-skating hag...

The Warfreak said...

I've always wanted to see Curtains. That poster art is phenomenal.

Rev. Fred Phantom said...

I really need to revisit this one, I don't think I've seen it since grade school. Good to know it still hold up.

karl's sweet child said...

OMG so glad i found your blog since im a movie freak! i'll browse for this movie!

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