Synopsis: Samantha Sherwood has worked with the well-known director Jonathan Stryker on all his major films. She naturally assumes she has been given the title role in his latest venture, "Audra". He tells her that she nn needs to do some background research on the part, so arranges to have her committed to an asylum (as Audra is a former psychiatric patient). She goes along with this, not realising that he intends to leave her there indefinitely and audition six young women of various professions for the part instead. She finally manages to escape, and returns to the spooky old mansion where the auditions are taking place. But who is causing the disappearances of the young hopefuls?? Is it Samantha? Stryker? Or is one of the actresses willing to kill for the coveted part?? Just who is the killer behind the old-hag mask???
Director(s): Richard Ciupka
Production: Jensen Farley Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Not again.

Not ever again.

You've betrayed me for the last time.

God, I was such a fool.

A woman in love.

No more.

I wouldn't bother to kill you

except I'm so looking forward

to every last ounce of blood

seeping out of your wretched body.

If I believed in demons,

I'd damn your soul forever.

I'd put a stake through your heart,

if only you had one, you bastard.

I just wish that I could do

to you what you did to me.

But this will have to do.

I don't believe it.

- No?

- No.

Audra could never pull the trigger.

A woman discovering her lover

in bed with someone else?

You don't know much about women...

or love...

or me.

Well, what do you think?

I mean, I know it needs work.

The lighting will help. Camera moves.



May I help you?

We're here to see Dr. Pendleton.

Have you got an appointment?

He's expecting us.

Your name?


There's a Mr. Stryker and a

lady to see Dr. Pendleton.

Do you know who that lady is?

That's Samantha Sherwood, you know?

Yeah, I knew that.

Uh, the doctor will

see you right away.

It's the first room on the right,

just down the corridor.

Excuse me, Miss Sherwood.

May I have your autograph?

Some other time.

- Ah, Jonathan.

- Arthur.

- It's good to see you again.

- Good to see you.

Samantha, this is

Dr. Arthur Pendleton.

Hello, won't you sit down?

Well, now, everything

seems to be in order.

I spoke with Dr. Harrison

and he confirmed what

you told me, Jonathan.

So, we're all set?

Yes. I just need a

couple of signatures.

Now, if you'll sign here.

All right.

It's an honor to have you

here, Miss Sherwood.

I'm a longtime fan of yours.

I am looking forward

to seeing "Audra."

The film's been shelved, temporarily.

I didn't realize.

Oh, I need one signature

from you, Miss Sherwood,

if you'd sign here.

That's it.

I must say, Miss Sherwood,

from Dr. Harrison's report,

I expected somewhat more

severe behavior from you,

but I see no reason why

you shouldn't be back

in front of the camera in no time.

Those days are over, Doctor.

I only hope she faked... Samantha!

Attendant! Get in here!

Let go of me! Let go of me, I say!

Let go of me! Let go of my hand!

Let go of me!

What are you... No!

Don't do this! Go away!

No! What are you doing?

Get off! Get...

Set her down over there.


- You all right?

- Yeah.

I see what you mean.

I think you should leave now.

Doctor, I'd like to have a

moment alone with her, if I may.

- Do you think that's wise?

- Well, look at her.

What harm could she do

me or anyone else like that?

All right.

We'll be outside if you need us.

Come with me.

Audra herself couldn't

have done it better.

I think that poor

doctor was in shock.

- He's not the only one.

- Are you all right, darling?

- You almost took my head off.

- Well, the thought did occur to me.

- What a performance.

- Method acting.

- You have to believe it to do it.

- Well, I'm convinced.

Do you really think this

whole charade is necessary?

Well, if I'm going to

play a mad woman,

I've got to know

what it's really like.

Don't you think this

is going a bit too far?

Call it research.

Oh. All for the sake

of a role in the film?

All for the sake of getting it right.

And you as my director,

you should applaud my dedication.

You'd better go.

- I liked you like this.

- Oh, yes?

What sort of women have

you been seeing lately?

None like you.

Samantha, you look beautiful.

Stick to directing, Jonathan.

You make a terrible actor.

I've missed you, too.

I believe you.

Why so defensive?

Oh come on, Jonathan.

Get enough psychiatric

babble in here as it is.

Dr. Pendleton said

that you're doing well.

Crazier than ever.

That's what you wanted, isn't it?

Alice, what a pretty dress.

Never seen you wear that one before.

Oh, it's nothing.

Don't get too many

chances to wear it here.

It's pretty.

May we dance?

I think we better dance.

I like the look.

It's very convincing.

They believe it.

They believe everything.

Are they all so vacant?

The sane ones.

That's how you get by in here.

Well, you can drop all

of this in front of me.

Relax, save it for the film.

So sad.

- What is?

- Even their laughter's sad.

Makes you cry.

Have you ever wanted

something so badly

you would do anything for it?

Well, me, I want to be an actress.

I wanted to be in pictures so badly,

I screwed a guy from Fotomat.

You know when they say

in and out in 24 hours?

He was in and out in 24 seconds.

I am off to a casting session.


Don't you wish you were

going to be there with me?

Now, kind of imagine this...

six actresses going to the same house

to audition for the same part.

Well, it sounds like a lot of

fun if you like blood baths.

I mean, I can see it now,

the actress saying to me,

"Excuse me, but I think that's

my knife in your back."

Single audition for Stryker.

Look, who does he think he is?

I mean, God, who does he think I am?

Relax, lady. The man

has strange ways,

but he gets it done.

Have you seen the script?

It's here somewhere.

- Did you read it?

- I don't read without an offer.

Brooke. Jesus, Brooke.

I mean, if you wait for

an offer from Stryker,

we'll both starve to death.

F*** you. You're the agent.

Get me one.

It was all I could do to get

you the audition, dear.

What you do for me is cash my checks.

Nice work if you can get it, Monty.

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Robert Guza Jr.

Robert Guza Jr. (born 1951) is an American television writer and producer, and formerly held the position as head writer on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital. more…

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