4.6/10
4,937
61 user 15 critic

Deadline (2009)

Trailer
1:14 | Trailer
A screenwriter travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.

Director:

Sean McConville

Writer:

Sean McConville
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Abandoned (Video 2010)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished. An administrator can find no record of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Brittany Murphy, Dean Cain, Stan Bly
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A thriller about a standoff between a young man, his fiancée and his best friend who comes to his aide.

Director: Alex Merkin
Stars: Mike Vogel, Danny Pino, Brittany Murphy
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

As a young couple embarks upon their wedding plans, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present to ensure these newlyweds do not live "happily-ever-after."

Director: Darin Scott
Stars: Brittany Murphy, Shantel VanSanten, Julian Morris
Train I (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride.

Director: Gideon Raff
Stars: Thora Birch, Gideon Emery, Kavan Reece
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman
Stars: Brittany Murphy, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tammy Blanchard
The Dead Girl (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Director: Karen Moncrieff
Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there's a problem. They're still alive.

Director: J.S. Cardone
Stars: Lori Heuring, Scout Taylor-Compton, Chloë Grace Moretz
Possession (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother.

Directors: Joel Bergvall, Simon Sandquist
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lee Pace, Michael Landes
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A woman snoops through her boyfriend's palm pilot and reveals his former girlfriends, which causes her to question why they're still listed in his little black book.

Director: Nick Hurran
Stars: Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston, Holly Hunter
Pulse I (2006)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

Director: Jim Sonzero
Stars: Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Christina Milian
Mother's Day I (2010)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King, Shawn Ashmore
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love.

Director: Alek Keshishian
Stars: Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Catherine Tate
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brittany Murphy ... Alice
Thora Birch ... Lucy
Tammy Blanchard ... Rebecca
Marc Blucas ... David
Claudia Troll Claudia Troll ... David's Mother
Michael Piscitelli Michael Piscitelli ... Ben's Voice (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Alice, 32, a writer recovering from a psychological breakdown retreats to a remote Victorian house to convalesce and focus on finishing her screenplay in time for a fast-approaching deadline. Shortly after her arrival, mysterious noises and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild, sending her on a twisting and terrifying pursuit to find out what is behind the endless mind games. Frightened but intrigued, Alice gathers the courage to go up into the cold, dingy attic where she finds a shoe box filled with mini-DV tapes. The terrifying secret that lies within the tapes will unravel Alice's dark past.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Focus your fear.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

MySpace

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2010 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Apariciones extrañas See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Was generally released direct to DVD in most countries but did receive some festival screenings throughout the films first few years of release. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca: Old houses are like people. They grumble and moan and cry like they're in pain.
Alice: And keep you awake at night.
See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Sonata
(uncredited)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Creepy, in many ways
5 January 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Deadline" is a very creepy film in many ways. The late Brittany Murphy looks like death, at least partly on purpose as her character, Alice, is very sickly but this is no way to remember her. It was literally like watching a diseased ghost, and that realism was too much for me.

A writer in a remote house with psychological problems hears and sees strange disturbances but is it all in her head or is somebody, or something, trying to kill her? The story has been done many times before, and this wasn't a particularly good rendition of it. That's the main reason why the IMDb rating is so low. The filmmakers even seemed to get confused with the ending. They gave us a resolution but they hadn't quite worked out all the details.

The film itself though, was very well shot. They set-up a creepy atmosphere from the very beginning and never let up. Subtle camera work kept up the same suspense level throughout. This film was made on a low-budget and they made it well.

Recommending this is tricky. I was faithfully terrified - not so much because of the storyline but because of what I was watching. Brittany Murphy was so pallid and anemic, it was scary. And the atmosphere and slow moving camera shots were done so efficiently well, significantly better than most horror-thrillers that I have seen. If you want to be scared from a well-told story, you won't find that here. If you want to be scared from the realism, then you just might want to take a look. If I knew what I was getting myself into, I wouldn't have watched it. And yet, at the same time, I'm glad that I did - I like seeing low-budget independent films made well.


22 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 61 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed