You may not know this much about Brittany Murphy, but in the days before her death, she’d slipped into the ranks of the terror hottie with her last movie Deadline. It was about a screenwriter who was having a terrible time with her newest project, when she moves out to an old house to get her work done. Naturally, in truest horror movie fashion, this goes badly wrong.
But what you don’t know is that the cover art for Deadline featured something really unusual–a picture of what looked liked Brittany Murphy…dead in the bathtub.
The unusual part is that that’s exactly where Murphy was found dead in real life. Well, in her shower, anyway. So it’s not exactly classy to have box art of your lead actress dead in the bathtub when she ACTUALLY died there. Thus, the art was pulled from Redbox and several other places.
Probably the best move, really, especially in the face of something that freaky.