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Dead Zone 1983

From Amazon: The Dead Zone is based on a novel by Stephen King, directed by David Cronenberg (Scanners, The Fly) and produced by Debra Hill (Halloween, The Fog). Such a trio of horror vets would be expected to come up with an evening of shocks and gore, but The Dead Zone is a surprise. While it has great atmospheric eeriness and undeniably scary moments, The Dead Zone is at heart a sensitive and thoughtful portrayal of main character Johnny Smith's dilemma. Christopher Walken, king of the vaguely creepy, plays Smith, a man who awakens from a five-year coma with the very mixed blessing of second sight. At...

Directed By:
David CronenbergDavid Cronenberg
Written By:
No image existsJeffrey Boam
Christopher WalkenChristopher Walken
Brooke AdamsBrooke Adams
No image existsTom Skerritt
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
No image existsHerbert Lom
No image existsAnthony Zerbe
No image existsColleen Dewhurst

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Dead Zone Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/2/2008)

I have no idea how true this is to King's book, and I don't care. I have read a couple of his books, but this is a review of a movie, not a book.

David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises, Extreme Measures, To Die For) did an absolutely excellent job of directing this film. The story was smooth and thoughtful as Johnny...

(complete Dead Zone review by Movie Addict)

Dead Zone Movie Review by Eric Somer (5/27/2006)

Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg went mainstream in 1983 with his rendition of Stephen King's The Dead Zone. It was the first major film Cronenberg directed without having a hand in the script. Unimpressed with King's original screenplay, which basically amounted to a slasher film, Cronenberg ultimately worked from a...

(complete Dead Zone review by Eric Somer)

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