The Dead Zone

In his mind, he has the power to see the future. In his hands, he has the power to change it.

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Podcast Release Date:
Jan 15, 2015

Stephen King Series

You said some things were worth waiting for. Haven’t you waited long enough? Listen now!

After the box office success of Carrie and The Shining move movies based on Stephen King’s writings were a guarantee.  And following in the footsteps of Brian DePalma and Stanley Kubrick came other stylistic directors, including John Carpenter, Rob Reiner, and David Cronenberg–director of The Dead Zone.  Starring Christopher Walken as a psychic trying to stop nuclear war, the film continued King’s success in theaters.  Does the film hold up over thirty years later?  You don’t have to see the future to know–just listen to this episode of Now Playing to find out!

Explicit: This is an uncensored podcast which may contain strong language and adult content that is not appropriate for all ages.

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Movie Details

Series
Stephen King
Original Title
The Dead Zone
Title
The Dead Zone
Director
David Cronenberg
Author
Producer
Debra Hill
Writer
Actors
Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Nicholas Campbell, William B. Davis, Sean Sullivan, Jackie Burroughs, Géza Kovács, Roberta Weiss, Peter Dvorsky, Barry Flatman, Cindy Hinds, David Rigby, Helene Udy, Roger Dunn, Ramon Estevez, Leslie Carlson
Runtime
1 h 43 min
Release Date
21 October 1983
Genres
Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction
Overview
Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

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