The Dead Zone (1983) – The Best Horror Movies Of 1983

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone (1983)

  • Release Date:  1983
  • Genre:  Supernatural Power
  • Director:  David Cronenberg
  • Screenwriter:  Jeffrey Boam, Stephen King
  • Cast and Crew: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin Sheen, Nicholas Campbell, Sean Sullivan, Jackie Burroughs, Géza Kovács, Roberta Weiss, Simon Craig, Peter Dvorsky

The Dead Zone (1983) Rating:

The Dead Zone is one of the best movies from 1983 and here you will find the ratings from critics.

  • Dylan who is one of the know critics has given the Dead Zone movie an 8.5 rating out of 10
  • Eloise has given this movie an 8 / 10 ratings.
  • Raoul another known critics have given an exceptional  rating of 9 / 10;
  • Ronan another known critics have rated The Dead Zone ratings of 8 / 10;

The Dead Zone (1983) Synopsis:

When Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) awakens from a coma caused by a car accident, he finds that years have passed, and he now has psychic abilities. Heartbroken that his girlfriend (Brooke Adams) has moved on with her life, Johnny also must contend with his unsettling powers, which allow him to see a person’s future with a mere touch. After shaking the hand of aspiring politician Greg Stillson (Martin Sheen), Johnny sees the danger presented by the candidate’s rise and resolves to kill him.

The Dead Zone (1983) Review:

How to put it? The Dead Zone is THE movie that could not go bad! Inspired by a novel (of the same name) by Stephen King, and directed by genius horror director David Cronenberg, the movie was meant to be awesome and does not disappoint.

The story is excellent. Easy to understand because greatly put on screen, and yet quite convoluted. Whereas most horror movies tell a single story, the plot here is a superposition of multiples stories and important sub-stories. As soon as the one starts to slow down, a new character appears, stirs things up and starts a whole new side to the movie.

The Dead Zone is also really powerful. Most of the film’s strength comes from the amazing acting of Christopher Walken, who is probably playing his the best role ever here. But there is also great morale and an important message in that film, the concept that our ideas are more important than our life themselves, and worth all the sacrifices.

We do not hear often enough about that film, but I truly recommend it as one of the very best Stephen King adaptations, along with Shining, Carrie and The Mist.


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