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Deadtime (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 11 May 2012 (USA)
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A Birmingham-based band are ordered by their unhappy record company to an old warehouse; the goal being to re-start their ailing careers with a kick-ass new promo video. Unfortunately the ... See full summary »

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Tony Jopia

Writer:

Stephen Bishop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Saunders ... Zack
Carl Coleman Carl Coleman ... Jimmy
Elisabeth Shahlavi Elisabeth Shahlavi ... Anji
Alex Marieka Hanly Alex Marieka Hanly ... Katie
Leslie Grantham ... Mr LaRoux
Terry Christian ... Tommy McEvoy
Joe Egan ... Big Al
Julian Boote ... Carter
Stephen Spencer Stephen Spencer ... Simon
Matt Gibbons Matt Gibbons ... Pete
Louis Murrall Louis Murrall ... Mike
Elle Wood Elle Wood ... Val
Emily Welch Emily Welch ... Julia
Adam Fray Adam Fray ... Nigel (as Adam Carrington Fray)
Ian Donnelly ... Mart
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A Birmingham-based band are ordered by their unhappy record company to an old warehouse; the goal being to re-start their ailing careers with a kick-ass new promo video. Unfortunately the band and their entourage find themselves targets of a mysterious knife-wielding maniac, haunted by the voice of Satan, and out for revenge. Written by Spooked Films Ltd. (used with permission)

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Horror | Thriller

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[last lines]
Jimmy: [as he electrocutes him] You know what time it is Zack? Dead Time
[a powers surge causes Zack's head to explode]
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In 2012, the British censor required 12 seconds be removed from the scene where a woman is stabbed between the legs with a blade. See more »

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Even By The Low Standards Of The Genre This Is Very Poor
23 March 2014 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Love Meets Murder are a band who are failing to sell records . Their manager has a word with their record label who come up with the bright idea to do a promo video at a deserted warehouse somewhere in the Midlands . While the band and their entourage are making the video a murder takes place and it soon becomes clear that this murder will be the first of many

DEADTIME cost a grand total of £25,000 to produce so it deserves some congratulations . It was also filmed in Wednesbury and anyone who feels the need to stay in the English West Midlands is a braver man than me so again congrats to the production team . This will be the only praise they shall be getting for making this unlikable little monstrosity

When you watch a film and the only positive you can say about the characters is that they're not as bad as the mad serial killer that's not much of an endorsement . The whole idea is to make you empathise and understand the characters and their predicament . Watching these self centered slags taking drugs and have it off is slightly alienating . The last vestiges of any sympathy I might have had for them as soon as they found the body of the first murder victim where they had two choices to make

1 ) Leave the warehouse

2 ) Carry on making their promo

Guess what option they choose ? Worse than that it's set in the present day( 2012 ) as far as I know and yet not one single person seems to have brought a mobile phone with them . Very disadvantageous if you need to call the police and tell them you're getting stalked by a madman waving an axe about . This entirely sums up the clumsy ill thought out scripting of the story where common sense is totally ignored and if the screenwriter can't be bothered why should the audience be ?


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Release Date:

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Budget:

GBP25,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,240, 13 May 2012

Gross USA:

$156,072

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,072
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