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The Dead Zone

Year: 1983
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Stephen King
Cast: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Tom Skerritt
A pretty dated Stephen King adaptation with Christopher Walken looking ridiculously young as Johnny.

There's little bloodshed or visual horror in the book, so Cronenberg makes up for it by including the scissors in the bathtub suicide sequence (quite disturbing to watch) otherwise it's not terribly scary.

Like all screen versions of King stories, there's a lot more to the book that they just can't put on the screen, so which it's not the worst effort at bringing one of his novels to life, it falls short of thew source material.

Awakening from a coma, Johnny has premonitions he can't control and which ostracise him from society until he meets presidential hopeful Greg Stillson (Sheen) and sees a terrible future for the world. Alone in the knowledge of the damage Stillson will wreak, Johnny knows he's the only one who can stop him.

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