The Dead Zone

The story of a man who after an accident discovered his outstanding psychic powers. He tries to find his place in the world using this unusual gift for the benefit of people.

  • David Cronenberg

Release Date: 1983-10-21
IMDb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Russian
  • Budget: $10,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $20,766,616
Tate Eiten
13 June 2012 | 08:32

"Dead zone" — Thriller by David Cronenberg, based on an interesting novel by Stephen king. The film tells the story of John Smith, a school teacher, got in a car accident who wakes up from coma after five years and received the gift of the psychic. Thus, John the finds the killer who is terrorizing the town, then prevents any major catastrophe. Personally, I honestly expected from  Dead scary and tense film. But my opinion, was interesting and all also an intense drama about the person who is not wanted to be a psychic, but as fate would have accepted it a curse, though, as then he realized it was it a gift.

The film itself looks pretty interesting on the whole screen time for more thanks to a good game Christopher Walken. So to say, Walken — home in the film. But in addition the film played well and other actors. Also interesting game Martin sheen, who plays a negative character — politics, hiding under a good appearance their true worthless nature. For me Stephen king is not particularly popular the horror genre. Although, I'm not so many read it works. But yet decided to see the most famous film adaptation of his work. Here I think  the Dead zone — one of the most worthy and the best film adaptations of the writer. But of course it is my personal opinion.

Summary: an interesting good movie, definitely worth a look. It is suitable for those who likes drama, thrillers or the work of the king. Perhaps this is all I wanted to write. Once is not enough for this time, but still — good.

7 out of 10

Ronda Dermot
19 November 2008 | 09:52


1. If you read the same book by Stephen king, it better not see this movie version.
2. If you seen this movie, but haven't read the books, then read.
3. If you not watched this film, and have not read the book, then the film is not worth it, much better to read the book.

So, the great disappointment I had experience in viewing of this picture. The movie was very superficial, boring, unable to send and tenth of the voltage, the pain of invested the book of king. Half of what is in book we will not see (and this, incidentally, the whole story line and the moral side of history, without which is what we see seems somehow inconsistent, unresolved, false). And from books that show us the changed, quite unsuccessfully. I will assume that is a writer Jeffrey Boam took it on myself to alter the Dead zone by king, adapting the book to the movie script. What W, Jeffrey gets a well-deserved position for a ten point scale for the work of the writer.

Actors. Great expectations I was assigned to Walken, but alas! This one of the least successful of his role. First of all, I think it's just not his role. Especially strange to see Christopher in the beginning of the film (according to the book in the beginning the main character — a young, good-looking people, and here we see someone completely different to the man in the book was described by Stephen king). About the rest of the cast is not even mean?

In General, few really good movies by Stephen king, to regret. Not counting, of course, the blockbusters "the Green mile" and"Escape from the Shawshank". So that, comrades, read the book. Read The King.

For the love of the book "Dead zone" and generally the works of Stephen king my movie

5 from 10

Kaile Tichonn
19 October 2006 | 04:18

A great role in the performance of Christopher Walken, I would that best role. On my opinion, it fits in the role of the teacher-the seer. The film turned out to the time is just mind blowing! (Do not remember, but I think this film was nominated for an Oscar, and even kind of got it for best screenplay).

Of course, with me, can not agree say that the film is based on the Stephen king book that in the book, much more detail and truer described, I certainly agree and won't argue, but the film is a film, and book is the book! Movie for this is designed to improvise and to enliven the characters. And in this film is how does the best thing happened!

P. S. Put safely 10 points

How much has The Dead Zone made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $20,766,616.
How much did it cost to make The Dead Zone?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $10,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Dead Zone?
This tv-show was directed by David Cronenberg.
What is the genre of The Dead Zone?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Sci-Fi, Drama, Horror.
Who starred in The Dead Zone?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe.
What is The Dead Zone IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.2.
When was The Dead Zone released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1983-10-21.