Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Brittany Murphy, Thora Birch
Director: Sean McConville
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: First Look Home Entertain Release Date: 12/01/2009 Run time: 89 minutes Rating: R
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Strictly a Genre Flick
Cory T. Shaeffer | Pittsburgh | 12/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Deadline" is a dark atmospheric thriller, recalling "Skeleton Key" and "A Haunting." Brittany Murphy plays a somewhat young and out-of-sorts artist who moves into a large, empty house with a dark creepy past. She moves there alone, conveniently, to escape a past abusive boyfriend.
ALl goes well for a few hours, then strange noises begin to happen. Objects move about with no explanation. Video footage of the young couple who once lived in the house is found by Murphy in the attic of the house. It is eventually revealed in flashbacks that there was some sinister activities in the house in the years that had passed. Surprise!! The 'twist' in the end is not much of a twist at all, and Murphy looks spaced out and dazed throughout the film (kind of how she looked in "Don't say a Word," only a decade or so older.) Needless to say, this role is no stretch for Murphy.
Thora Birch is creepy and believable as the ghost woman in the flashbacks, and her performance creates an eerie, tense mood that make the film a worthwhile rental for fans of this genre, but not much more."
Not about man-hating...
Like confusing movies... | New Mexico | 12/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"***** spoiler alert (maybe)******
Whoever called this a man-hating movie didn't watch it through to the end (or else didn't understand it). It is really more of a psychological thriller about sanity and the blending of reality and imagination. I was unsure until the very end what was really going on (which makes me happy as so many movies are too easy to see through). I found it spooky and interesting. I won't say any more as I don't want to spoil it for others who like having to figure things out....."
Avoid! *possible spoilers*
kimberly2000 | California | 01/31/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Badly written and utterly predictable. Pet peeve: promotional artwork gives away too much (and considering how poor Brittany Murphy met her end, is in spectacular bad taste as well). Giving it 2 stars because the acting is decent, particularly from Marc Blucas and Tammy Blanchard, but it's a wasted effort."
You Can't Look Away
Sara | United States | 04/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For one thing, this must have been one of Brittany Murphy's last movies (and in knowing that, she appears to be very ill.) There is a memorable scene where she looks through a glass door and pauses for a moment in closing it, and there is just this very final, haunting look on her face. If you like spooky, morbid, suspenseful thrillers that are more about making you jump than grossing you out with blood and gore, you will love this movie! An author, Alice goes to stay at an old house for one week to write. Her friend, Rebecca drives Alice to the house and takes the car back with her. Later, Rebecca lets Alice know that her violent ex-boyfriend, Ben is out of jail and may be looking for her. Alice begins hearing noises in the house and comes across some videotapes in the attic of a disturbed couple (Lucy and David.) She becomes absorbed in their story. When she finds the last tape and Rebecca tells her that Lucy and David were never found and are considered missing, Alice suddenly realizes that one of them could be in the house. The ending is a bunch of twists and turns that are open to interpretation. Is this all in Alice's mind or did someone (other than Ben) try to kill her? Lucy's story and Alice's parallel each other so closely. Did Alice just create the very real characters of David and Lucy for her next novel? Rebecca and the audience are left wondering. This type of movie reminded me a lot of What Lies Beneath. But the ending is more in the style of Alfred Hitchcock. The background music is exceptional and really pulls you into the story."