5.5/10
220
13 user 9 critic

Deadline (1984)

R | | Action, Horror, Thriller | 1984 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sole Survivor (1984)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Anita Skinner, Kurt Johnson, Robin Davidson
Gagga (1971)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A study of the political and religious fanaticism in Malta in the 60s.

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Charles Arrigo, Karmen Azzopardi, Tanya Baldacchino
Death Valley (1982)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer.

Director: Dick Richards
Stars: Paul Le Mat, Catherine Hicks, Stephen McHattie
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of female friends get together with some hired "ladies of the evening", and make some quick cash for throwing a raunchy party for the local hockey team.

Director: Timothy Bond
Stars: Kathy Bain, Ken James, Taborah Johnson
Deadline (1971)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A terrifying drama about what might happen in a disaster situation. An airplane loaded with bacteriological weapons crashes in the south of Sweden, causing an epidemic.

Director: Stellan Olsson
Stars: Kent-Arne Dahlgren, Elsebeth Reingaard, Stig Torstensson
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O'Neill, Margot Kidder
Fade to Black (1980)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike.

Director: Vernon Zimmerman
Stars: Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser
The Incubus (1982)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue, they are attacked and Roy is murdered while Mandy is violently raped. Dr. Sam Cordell ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough
Stars: John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Kerrie Keane
Rituals (1977)
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers.

Director: Peter Carter
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane, Robin Gammell
Night Drive (TV Movie 1977)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him murder a highway patrol officer.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: Valerie Harper, Richard Romanus, Nicholas Pryor
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Ann Michelle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steven Lessey
Sharon Masters ... Elizabeth Lessey
Marvin Goldhar ... Burt Horowitz
Jeannie Elias ... Darlene Winters
... Sharon Lessey
Phillip Leonard ... Philip Lessey
Tod Woodcroft ... David Lessey
Bev Marsh ... Martha Lessey
Carole Pope ... Herself (as Rough Trade)
Kevan Staples ... Punk Rock Band Member
Rough Trade ... Punk Rock Band Member
Mary Risk ... Professor
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Moderator (as Ken Camroux)
Philip Akin ... Student #1
... Student #2 (as Bill Yack)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1984 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 850,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in 1979, but not released until five years after it was made. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Everlasting Love
by Dwayne Ford
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I love this film
23 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is perhaps my favorite horror film of all time, the relentless gloom and the downward sparrow of all the characters lives within it. Leave you the viewer feeling exhausted , this strain on your emotions leave you feeling venerable. Through out this we are exposed to a fair amount of random violence. The main character Steven Lessey who is a successful writer that makes his living off writing horror novels , that have good fortune in Hollywood. One occasion shows him doing a questions and answer's at a university , upon showing a clip for his new film , after the audience witness the morbid acts of some of his art. They use it against him, pointing there fingers and asking him how dare he create this senseless violence. Steven tries to justify the metaphors that are the under layer of his work, but as the audience pounces more on him, we witness he has no solid answer's.

It is soon after this, that his art starts to invade his daily life. Being frustrated and under pressure, he takes on a change . One that creates a big weight for all those around him. The children are caught in the middle of all this, and it is very interesting in there part of Steven's fall into the gutter.

I feel that there is so much more I could say about this film, but at the same time , I would risk the chance of giving those who have not viewed it spoilers. So I would rather comment on your need to view this film, if you haven't because it truly is one of the best horror films that I have ever seen. It takes you for a ride and it grips hard the whole time.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial