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!
January 13, 2015