DEADLINE, a 2009 horror flick starring the late Brittany Murphy, is about a screenwriter using an old house to get away from her problems and finish her latest script before her, wait for it...deadline. The house turns out to harbor a few spirits who distract our heroine with a story of their own. Sound familiar? Think THE SHINING mixed with MISERY, at least in theory, sadly sans Jack or Kathy.
Thora Birch (AMERICAN BEAUTY) and Marc Blucas (who will always be Riley from BUFFY to me), it didn't lack for talent. Overall, it's a quick flick and a decent thriller perfect for a rainy day. Catch it on a movie channel, or if you have a free spot in your Netflix que add it in.