"Dying for the role"

Films: Curtains (1983)

Alias: Pattie O'Connor

Type: Natural

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Actors are the kind of people who dance with lady luck all the time. If there's a good-looking role out there, they'll do anything to take it. Even...murder?

History: There's a bunch of auditions going on for the role of "Audra", a fictional insane murderer and the star of an upcoming movie. Several girls have come to take the role, though some are more dedicated than others. And as tensions rise between them all, there's a very real killer donning a witch's mask going around hacking people up.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: In the end, no one except the killer survives. The killer is Patti, who, instead of getting that role she wanted, is soon sent to an asylum for the rest of her natural life.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Patti only had a set bunch that she wanted to kill, but that didn't stop her from being pretty frightening while doing so. Maybe it's that ugly mask of hers that completed the picture. Either way, she'd do better for a snuff film if you ask us.

Trivia: -Producer Peter Simpson made this film after the success of "Prom Night" because he wanted to aim toward the adult audience after his previous outings with teenage terrors.

-Funny thing about this film's production. It was practically split into two parts. These "acts" were the cause of a great re-shooting, re-writing, and even re-casting halfway through production.

Image Gallery

Stage fright is one thing, but this is on another level.

Take your pick, folks.

Jason Voorhees looks at this kill with contempt.
When you need to shoot, shoot! Don't scream.

Somebody take a sledgehammer to that doll.