For all of us out here – our community that do movies and such – at least in North America / Canada, we’re familiar with the company Echo Bridge – they’re the folks who put out the movies you see in grocery store swivelly kiosks or giant buckets that have 15 horror movies for three dollars on one DVD. You know: “Midnight Horror!! 12 Depraved Movies!! You’ll Never Sleep Again!!!” for $1.99 USD. I don’t remember when I posted something about it, but one day, earlier this year, I bought one of these DVDs and it inspired me to run the first SHITFEST and those two contests have been WONDERFUL FUN!! Anyway, and nothing ever against Echo Bridge, but most of these movies they by the rights for and put out are… well…. crap. Which explains why they can get away with charging 2 bucks for ten movies (I guess)
When it comes to my place here, I actually don’t mind watching shitty movies and reporting back on them to you – that’s one of my things, I’ll watch these atrocities and get back to you so you don’t waste any of your precious money renting them. And I’ll be honest about them and probably do some run-on sentences on purpose to try and be fun. The other day I was out of decent things to watch so I returned to the SHITFEST pack and started a movie called CURTAINS and – wait for it – IT WAS ALL KINDS OF FUN!! What the fuck is it doing in this DVD set?? Why hadn’t I ever heard of this?? What a blast!! Who knew them hoser Canadians could make such good horror?? This was excellent.
Now, since I am all about honesty here, I have to say that the quality of the DVD was pitiful. The sound was all wonky and the lighting was so bad I couldn’t tell what was going on when people were in interior sets but overall this has got to be one of my top ten slashers. In general, I don’t care if people remake things, as long as it’s GOOD so I don’t know if I should call for a remake or what but, at least, someone should go HD it for us. I mean, I know the point of having the six girls there at the mansion for the auditions all looking alike made sense, but I had trouble telling them apart, the film was so blurry. Either way – if you haven’t seen this and are a fan of the genre – this was pretty awesome.
The premise involves a shithouse crazy director who wants to make a movie about an insane woman named Audra so, naturally, he has his wife institutionalized so she can train for the role and then he up and leaves her in there to get rid of her. Later he invites those beauties above to audition for the part – read: DO then in the hot tub (and such) but the wife shows back up and everyone starts getting……………….. MURDERED!!!!! By that thing in the mask in the first picture above!!! While this movie is a lot of fun in general, there are two scenes that really stand out for me. A slow motion *daylight!!* chase scene over a frozen lake that’s kind of captured below –
– and an extensive chase scene through a warehouse or barn filled with old movie props captured below this. There’s also a really cool bit where two people get shot and go tumbling out of a window but, in my copy, it was pretty blurry so it was hard to make out. In any case – this is a lot of fun and, if you haven’t seen or heard of it, hopefully this helps rectify that situation. Good stuff!