Saturday, October 06, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 6 - Movie 2

In Curtains (1983) a group of young actresses head to a director's mansion to compete for the role of Audra in his next movie. They are killed off one by one by a killer in an old hag mask.

This movie seems to have a following, so I decided to take a look, even though I'm not a fan of the slasher subgenre. That status has not changed. The actresses are all very similar looking, even though each is defined by a single trait; ice skater, dancer, slut, etc. Their deaths are all improbably staged. A doll standing by the roadside that attracts no other motorist other than the intended victim. Another victim running through the woods, leans back against a tree to catch her breath. Guess who not only secretly kept pace with her, but happened to be waiting behind that very tree.

This movie was really dull and disjointed, which makes sense given it's trouble production. Tension between the director and producer over the tone of the film led to the director quitting with only 45 minutes shot. The rest would be filmed a year later. The whole film is just a boring mess. The hag? Not scary in the least.

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