Curtains (1983)

This derivative Canadian thriller plays like a distaff version of Samuel Fuller's cult classic Shock Corridor fused rather crudely to a standard mad-slasher plot. The story takes place primarily at the country villa of a sleazy horror… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 4, 1983
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the tiny handful of genuinely unique one-offs in the slasher genre's history.

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Dustin Putman

The closer one peers into the weird and macabre pleasures of "Curtains," the more its technical mastery and subtextual implications reveal themselves.

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Brian Orndorf

It's a mess, but an entertaining one thanks to Ciupka's visual ambition and ensemble work from the oddball cast, who deliver the proper level of hysteria to assist what little suspense remains.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

On the positive side, there's Vernon and Eggar even being in the film. I enjoy these veteran actors and wish they had more to do. You can also argue the killer's mask is pretty scary. And, at least, the ice skating murder is original.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A thriller and a slasher horror movie. I enjoyed it. There are some really creepy scenes, and strange things that happen to confuse you about the killer.… More
John Me
Decent film with a somewhat cool killer, atmosphere, music, and the storyline that make it worth watching. .
A.D. Villarreal
Wildly uneven 80's slasher with huge gaps in both logic and plot. The mask and the toilet scene however are to be commended.
Lafe Fredbjornson
A superb 80's Canadian horror movie! It begins with a famous but insane movie director Jonathan Stryker (John Vernon) locking his lovely actress wife in a… More