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Deadline 1984

  • Mario Philip Azzopardi
  • February 1, 1984
  • 90 mins
  • English
  • Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
His obsession was to create the ultimate horror story… his curse was to live it.
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.

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I was suprised how good this was. More drama than horror. It touches on many subjects like the nature of horror itself and the effect media on children. Its more about the suspense and pain that comes from failed relationships and the tension and fighting as well as the fight to make it work against the odds. It's realism and good acting enhances the movie. You really feel the isolation and tiredness of the main character. I felt bad for him being trapped and blamed. On one hand he has a good life but it's destroyed by those around him. It shows how destructive people are in nature.

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