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CanCon 101: The Simcom Trilogy – Prom Night, Melanie, and Curtains

CanCon 101: The Simcom Trilogy – Prom Night, Melanie, and Curtains

October 10, 2014 | By

In the latest CanCon 101 installment, we look at 3 films made back-to-back by Simcom’s Peter R. Simpson: Prom Night (1980) and Curtains (1983), new on Blu from Synapse Films + the forgotten drama Melanie (1982) with Glynnis O’Connor, Trudy Young, and Burton Cummings.

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BR: Curtains (1983)

BR: Curtains (1983)

October 10, 2014 | By

What became a troubled production during the early eighties eventually evolved into a cult horror film, thanks to multiple airings on TV in the U.S. and Canada, if not a brilliant poster design and teaser trailer that were as haunting and impressionable on kids as the original The Shining (1980) publicity art…

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BR: Prom Night (1980)

BR: Prom Night (1980)

October 10, 2014 | By

The roots of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s Scream (1996) also owes its fair share to Paul Lynch’s film, and the gradual genesis of Prom Night from idea to final film is itself a remarkable tale of success for its makers. Wanting to switch genres, Lynch, who’d recently directed a wrestling drama Blood & Guts (1978), attended a Telefilm Canada meet & greet in Los Angeles where he met Simcom producer Peter Simpson…

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