The Dead Zone * David Cronenberg (1983)

“The Dead Zone” is a typical early Cronenberg, but not of the “Videodrome” type that was released in the same year and which would mark a new and weirder direction for this author. Cronenberg used a story of the, in that time, world-famous horror author Stephen King. We follow Johhny Smith (Christopher Walken) who awakes from a lenghty coma with new abilities. What you get is a drama with thriller touches and a nice, dark undertone and of course, ‘unworldly elements’. “The Dead Zone” is one of those classics that you should watch some time, but not of the level of Cronenberg’s masterpieces.

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