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  • Although I loved reading Stephen King novels when I was younger they unfortunately do not often translate very well into celluloid, but The Dead Zone was supposed to be one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King story and it does after all have the fabulous Christopher Walken in the lead
  • The local Sheriff enlists his help to solve a serial murder case and news spreads fast about his amazing abilities
  • I think Walken’s intense acting goes some way to make this movie so enjoyable, but the whole pace of this film is right

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      The Dead Zone is an old movie from 1983 but I have only just seen it and it was better than I expected. Although I loved reading Stephen King novels when I was younger they unfortunately do not often translate very well into celluloid, but The Dead Zone was supposed to

      be one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King story and it does after all have the fabulous Christopher Walken in the lead.

      Walken plays a man who wakes up after being in a coma for five years following an accident, with the frightening ability to see into the future.

      He also realizes that he can change the future based on what he sees.

      The local Sheriff enlists his help to solve a serial murder case and news spreads fast about his amazing abilities.

      I think Walken’s intense acting goes some way to make this movie so enjoyable, but ...


      • The Dead Zone (1983) movie
      the whole pace of this film is right.

      It is never corny and does not have silly special effects.

      Also great in the film are Herbert Lom as Walken’s neurologist, Tom Skerrit as the Sheriff and Brooke Adams as Walken’s wife who has married someone else and had a kid whilst he

      was in the coma.

      I loved Martin Sheen as the narcissistic, sociopathic Senator who unwittingly presents Walken’s character with that dilemma that only someone who could see the future actually has to face – would you have killed Hitler if you knew how many people he would kill in the future?




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Henley L Harrison says :

re : Although I loved reading Stephen King novels when I was younger they unfortunately do not often translate very well into celluloid, but The Dead Zone was supposed to be one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King story and it does after all have the fabulous Christopher Walken in the lead
I agree with this statement. I noticed that The Dead Zone was one of the better adaptations of a Stephen King novel. Another one that worked well on screen (but wasn’t quite right) was The Shining.

Pertaining to The Dead Zone, I remember reading the book as a young adult and then watching the show. It was pretty spot on.

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