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deadline-art-afmAlice, 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.

Deadline is a horror movie which doesn’t exactly bring anything new to the genre, but that turned out good and bad. The atmosphere for the movie was creepy for the most part, but some of the cheap scares such as chairs falling over don’t really do it anymore. There were a few decent scare scenes, but what kept me watching was the curiosity of how things would unfold, even though I had a good idea of what was going on. Brittany Murphy wasn’t too bad in this, but she didn’t have a whole lot to work with.

Throughout the whole movie I kept thinking there was potential in the film to be great, but the lack of creativity borrowing from other horror movies held it back. Deadline is one of those movies you won’t want to rush out to see, but if you have a quiet night in and feel like a horror movie Deadline should do the job without being too cheesy or too gory.

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My Rating: 6/10

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Originally posted 2009-10-31 14:03:13.

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A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Nazi zombies? What will they come up with next? Dead Snow is a Norwegian film which offers an English subbed or dubbed version. I happened to view the dubbed version which wasn’t too bad for a dubbing in general. The film itself starts off very cliche and goes through a lot of the normal things your standard “slasher” horror flick goes through with someone dying in the beginning, a group of young people getting together, a few cheap scares and an old guy who shows up to scare them. Once all this happens and the real action starts is when Dead Snow starts to shine. Instead of just constantly running from the Nazi zombies the characters do fight back a little and the action is pretty good.

The movie has a few cheap scares, but it is more gory than scary. Any fans of gore should be delighted as there are a few cool kill scenes. The Nazi zombies themselves look just like a Nazi zombie would probably look and instead of being just mindless zombies they had a little more depth to them which made it more interesting. As with the trend with a lot of horror movies today, there is dark comedy aspects to it in-between all the killing. Overall Dead Snow was an average, but entertaining movie. If the beginning wasn’t so cliche and the real action started sooner it would have gotten a higher score.

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My Rating: 5/10

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Originally posted 2009-10-29 06:18:50.

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