The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: ‘Deadline’ (1984)


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After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s selection so do your best to find the film, most of which have not made it past VHS, and follow along. Better yet, start your own chapter.

Paragon Video VHS of Deadline

There’s a cold front coming through the hallowed ground of Horror Movie Night. Make sure you have all provisions needed to sustain yourself for a brute attack on our senses. Gather the loved ones close, say your possible goodbyes, and make damn sure you are ready for whatever may come your way. An arctic chill blasts through our screens as yet another Canadian horror film comes into the rotation. EEK! Now this isn’t always bad, but I’ve found with most horror flicks from our neighbors to the north, at least those from the 70s and 80s, it’s kind of a hit or miss deal. There are some damn fine films out there, just look at Cronenberg, but there are also tons of time wasters. Sadly that’s kind of the case with this week’s pick, Deadline from 1984. Though it is overall a tad boring and too “talky,” there are a few moments of pure chaotic, bloody bliss. 




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