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Director: Jaron Henrie-McCrea
Starring: Danni Smith, Tim Lueke & Martin Monahan
Synopsis: A burnt-out nurse moves into a new apartment in search of a simpler life. But when things begin to disappear through a strange portal in her bathroom wall, she discovers a gateway to the unknown that brings unimaginable horror to her life.
Rating: 15 Duration: 74 minutes Release date: 18 July (UK)

Every now and then I have the pleasure, or displeasure, of getting to review something really unique. And Curtain is definitely unique. The name alone is not a huge selling point, and Curtain is a horror film that fails to engage its audience or be particularly scary in any sense.

Serving as both a mystery and a horror, Curtain raises the question of what if you had a portal to another dimension in your bathroom. It’s a somewhat ridiculous set-up that involves various shower curtains (yes I know!) being sucked through to somewhere on “the other side”.

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The life of Danni (Danni Smith) is seriously disrupted upon finding her bathroom has more going on than a party at Dana Barrett’s apartment and she sets off on a mission with new friend Tim (Tim Lueke) to find answers and plug (sorry) the troublesome hole in the wall.

Watching Curtain is like being forced to watch a segment from The ABC’s of Death on a loop. It’s a torturous experience and in fact it would have benefited from being a short film because it doesn’t really have the legs to carry itself as a full length feature.

Despite a fairly good twist towards the end and having a very 80’s synth vibe to it, there is little to recommend here. The acting is wooden & the direction crippling, and it’s hard to enjoy a film that has no real sense of purpose or meaning. Curtain is one horror film best avoided.

Extras:

  • Introduction from Fright-Fest presents
  • Audio commentary with cast and crew
  • Making of

Film: 1/5
Extras: 2/5

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