Brian Trenchard-Smith’s sequel to the original Night of the Demons expands on the humorous tones of the first film to establish its own identity while still retaining the scary, nerve-wracking atmosphere, and has become a cult classic in its own right.
Since its announcement last summer, Shudder’s “Creepshow series” has been one of the most highly-anticipated projects in horror, and for good reason: the original film franchise is beloved by genre fans, and this revival appeared ready to please.
Richard Ciupka’s “Curtains” is a bit of an oddity in the world of 80s slasher films, embodying the intrigue and menacing close-ups of the giallo and the masked killer gimmick of films like “Halloween” before it.
This brutal martyrdom in 3rd century Sicily holds perhaps some correlation to Darren Lynn Bousman’s 2018/19 horror-thriller “St. Agatha”, which instead finds a pregnant woman taken in by creepy nuns and, coincidentally, tortured.