I watched this little bit of Canadiana the other day.
It was fairly innocuous, with a twist that was old hat even by 1980, but it does have appeal in that it is so wonderfully Canadian. You can tell just by the way the characters interact with each other. There were also a lot of familiar faces, including Kay Hawtrey and Alfred Humphreys, but more importantly, Lesleh Donaldson - who I don't think gets enough credit.
Donaldson was just fifteen when she did Funeral Home, and it was the first of four significant horrors in as many years (followed by Happy Birthday To Me, Deadly Eyes and Curtains). She was smack dab in the middle of the slasher renaissance of the early eighties, putting up almost Jamie Lee-like numbers. I mean, any horror fan worth their salt remembers this scene, right?
Anyhoo, just wanted to show some love to some Toronto talent.
I lost my Canadiana creds not recognizing this, but I like the Burton Cummins on the boom box.
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