|Underrated slasher from a well-saturated era of splatter.
Six actresses gather at the secluded snowbound retreat of well known director Jonathan Stryker (Vernon) in hopes of auditioning (& winning) the coveted role of 'Audra' in an upcoming star movie.
But faster than you can say 'catfight,' some psychotic loon wearing a hideous hag mask begins eliminating the actress pool one by one. Which of the lovely thespians is also a murderess...and who will be left standing?
Game performances from all involved (most notably Eggar, Donaldson and Thorson).
Best scene: the great 'death-in-full-daylight on an ice skating pond' sequence featuring Donaldson.
Criticize Curtains for what you will: no other slasher so effectively captures sheer terror in complete sunshine.
Runner up scene: the extended prophouse chase sequence with Warren and the killer.
Also deserves kudos for taking usually teenybopper-dominated slash material and trying with an adult cast.
Buoyed by a memorable score from prolific Canadian composer Paul Zaza. Filmed in 1980.