Review for The Dead Zone - the movie

Director: David Cronenberg
Screenplay: Jeffrey Boam
Actors: Christopher Walken,
Brooke Adams, Martin Sheen
Released: 1983
Genre: Mystery- Thriller
German Title: Dead Zone -
Das Attentat
Waking up from a five-year coma after a car accident, former schoolteacher Johnny Smith discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

Iīll love Cronenberg forever for turning one of Stephenīs novels into something good. Everything fits. Screenplay, actors and atmosphere. The movie makes me cry every time I watch it. The Castle Rock story gives me the creeps. The Ice will break moment too. Only the cutting of many things that are in the book annoys me a little bit. The pace is sometimes too fast. Besides that itīs a great film adaptation.


Stephen King