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Miss Banana's Horror-palooza Episode One : The Dead Zone

Updated on October 15, 2012

It may only have a minute of horror, but the David Cronenberg's adaptation of the Stephen King novel Dead Zone is one of the best movies I have seen in awhile.

In the beginning, a timid teacher named Johnny played by Christopher Walken decides to bail out of an obvious romantic night with his fiancée, and ends up in an almost fatal crash that leaves him in a coma for five years.

Runaway milk!
Runaway milk!

When he awakes, he remains in the same hospital with shortened ligaments in his legs, loss of his love whom has gotten married, and a supernatural psychic power. The main plot of the story encompassing Johnny's life saving talent. His first experience is when he sees his nurse's daughter caught in a fire exactly at that time, and of course she survives. Also, he is able to find a serial killer in the community by touching a freshly dead girl's hand. The classic scissor scene which makes you cringe with pain soon comes into play; nevertheless, this gruesome event alone makes the entire movie worth watching. Although he does end up having a sexual encounter with his ex fiancée with her ten month old in the next room.

Pop that collar!
Pop that collar!

Soon the movie does take a surprisingly drastic turn when Walken plays the key role when he has a vision that a sinister politician, Martin Sheen, wants to create a nuclear war with the world; nevertheless, Johnny plans to assassinate him.

I must say this 1986 movie is a must see masterpiece for horror and science fiction fans alike.

That STUPID TV show.


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      J Antonio Marcelino 5 years ago from Illinois, USA

      Watched this movie a few weeks ago, Christopher Walken really fit the role, in my opinion. I would not want this ability at all. Evil Martin Sheen!

      That one scene with the Ex was really odd. She's already married and all.