The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg.
David Cronenberg's adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) is a schoolteacher who, after surviving a terrible road accident, emerges from a five-year coma cursed with psychic powers which enable him to see into the future. When he then meets Presidential candidate Greg Stillson (Martin Sheen), Johnny has a vision of the apocalyptic disasters which would befall the world if this man should ever win office, and realises that it is his destiny to prevent such a thing from ever happening.
- " An accomplished psychological thriller. " – Variety Staff
- " Cronenberg attempting a little mainstream with this Stephen King yarn and really pulling it off. " – Kim Newman
- " Cronenberg pulls it off, but you can't help feeling it's a movie in search of a TV series. " – Tom Charity