John Vernon

  • Paul Almond – Journey (1972)

    1971-1980CanadaDramaPaul Almond

    A woman with a troubled past is saved from drowning in a river and brought to a strange community hidden in the woods.

    Found drifting down the Saguenay River, half-drowned and clinging to a log, a woman is rescued by Boulder, who carries her to Undersky, his commune in the Quebec wilderness. Named after the river from which she was saved, Saguenay is haunted by memories of her past and remains unresponsive for days, drifting in and out of consciousness. She gradually becomes aware of the life going on around her and begins to explore it. But she senses she has brought ill fortune to this community and fears something in her past has doomed her and all who know her.Read More »

  • Richard Ciupka – Curtains (1983)

    1981-1990CanadaCultHorrorRichard Ciupka

    Curtains is a 1983 Canadian cult horror film directed by Richard Ciupka, and starring John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson and Lynne Griffin. The plot tells the story of a group of actresses targeted by a masked killer at a prestigious director’s remote mansion where they are auditioning for a role in a movie.

    After having a markedly troubled production that included reshoots spanning two years, the film became a staple of late night television, only to later receive attention through word of mouth among genre fans, many of whom cite the Lesleh Donaldson’s ‘ice skating’ murder scene as the memorable highlight.Read More »

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