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Deadline (1984)

 -  Action | Horror | Thriller  -  1984 (USA)
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A horror film about a screenwriter who loses the ability to distinguish between his fantasy world and the real world, with disastrous consequences. As he ruminates on his place in any world... See full summary »

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Steven Lessey
Sharon Masters ...
Elizabeth Lessey
Marvin Goldhar ...
Burt Horowitz
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Darlene Winters
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Sharon Lessey
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Philip Lessey
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Bill Yak ...
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A horror film about a screenwriter who loses the ability to distinguish between his fantasy world and the real world, with disastrous consequences. As he ruminates on his place in any world and loses his grip, he also loses his wife and his children's respect, and critics tear him apart. The final undoing of this screenwriter is a deadline that must be met at all costs, costs that perhaps are too great. Written by Ørnås

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His obsession was to create the ultimate horror story... his curse was to live it.


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Attention-grabbing departure from reality.
16 October 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Long overlooked examination of a family man's spiraling madness is surprisingly brainy, and skillfully realized on meager financial rations.

A horror novelist's dark fantasy world collides with his personal reality, causing a landslide of hallucinogenic dementia within both his family life and his his professional endeavors. A very ominous and disorienting Canadian-made nightmare oozing with abstract, disturbing imagery, DEADLINE is also spurred by able performers and imaginative directorial edginess. These refinements, together with a conceptually unique premise, catapult this film above and beyond most low-budget horror menu side-orders.

7/10...definitely worthy of a rental, if not a purchase.


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