The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

DVD - 2000
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One fateful night, Johnny Smith smashes head-on into an enormous truck. For five long years, Johnny is plunged into a deep coma. When he awakens, he discovers that his youth, his career and his fiancee, Sara, have all been lost. But Johnny has gained something--extraordinary psychic powers allowing him to see visions of the past, present and future. In episode after episode, Johnny is propelled into horror-filled, supernatural experiences.


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Jul 29, 2019

Exceptional 1983 drama. Intense, scary and ultimately heartbreaking. Walken shines as Johnny, thoroughly conveying the physical/emotional hardships of his afliction. Herbert Lom is unexpected casting; who'd think chief inspector Dreyfus could be effective in a picture like this! Also, a great score by Michael Kamen, and very cool intro title (back when they used to do those).

Feb 29, 2016

This film by David Cronenberg is now over 30 years old. As a suspense drama it is a decent one. Not the best work by this Canadian director, though.

BookReviewer2015 Jun 03, 2015

Excellent film based on the spooky and thrilling supernatural thriller!

Shot exclusively in Ontario in Stoufville, Whitevale, and Orono.

Also check out The Dead Zone Tv show if your interested in seeing the story extended!

Jan 01, 2013

This movie made a Christopher Walken fan of me long ago! His character is deliciously eerie, but nice, not a mobster or hardcore bad-guy like he usually plays. A tragic hero. If you love Chris' work, then you have to see this, you won't be sorry!

Mar 17, 2012

A brilliant and thoughtful film. The Stephen King authorship suggests that it will be a horror flick, which it is not. The film is notable for great performances; Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen and Herbert Lom. Watch also for a great performance by Nicholas Campbell, who would later become DaVinci of "Inquest" fame. Notable also: Anthony Zerbe, Tom Skerritt, Brooke Adams, and Coleen Dewhurst. And it's one of David Cronenberg's best films ever.

EuSei Jun 26, 2011

Although dark and a bit slow, this was a good movie. We were pleasantly surprised. Unlike the TV series, the movie does not have a happy end and seems more like Stephen King.


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Unclose Jan 03, 2013

The missiles are flying. Hallelujah, Hallelujah! <LULZ>


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