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066 – TFFP: The Dead Zone (1983)

EP66- The Dead Zone - courtesy of Kevin Spencer - inkspatters.comIn this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, Jason touches Joel’s hand and sees something… horrifying! Oh wait… it turns out Joel just needed more cowbell ’cause this week it’s Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone (1983)!

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Screenplay by: Jeffrey Boam (based on the novel by Stephen King)

Starring: Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt, Brooke Adams, and Herbert Lom

Background Info (from Wikipedia)The Dead Zone is a 1983 American horror thriller film based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Directed by David Cronenberg, the film stars Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, and Tom Skerritt. The plot revolves around a schoolteacher, Johnny Smith (Walken), who awakens from a coma to find he has psychic powers.

This week’s Movie Picks are:

Jason’s Pick:

Biloxi Blues (1988)

Joel’s Pick:

The Brood (1979)

Join us next week when we’re talking about the 1980s action classic, No Retreat, No Surrender (1986), starring Jean Claude Van Damme!

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6 comments for “066 – TFFP: The Dead Zone (1983)

  1. Jules
    May 19, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Great show…

    Just so you know, Biloxi Blues was the sequel Brighton Beach Memoirs…

  2. May 19, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Hi Jules, Thanks for that correction. At least, we didn’t think it was the sequel to Out of Towners or The Odd Couple! :)

  3. Justin Playfair
    September 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    You guys have heard of form following content, right? The film is *intentionally* disjointed to reflect Johnny’s life post awakening, full of aimlessness and dead-ends. If the film had followed a conventional 3-act narrative the power of the film (and that of Walken’s performance) would have been significantly lessened.

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