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Ep. 373: The Dead Zone (1983)

25Jun

Episode 373 of the GenreCast as here, and we're predicting you're gonna like this one. This week, we're taking a look at the 1983 Stephen King adaptation, The Dead Zone. Directed by David Cronenberg and starring Christopher Walken, The Dead Zone is the tragic story of one man forgotten by time. Johnny Smith wakes up from a 5 year coma to experience the world has left him behind, and left him with the power to see events before they happen. This week, we're talking King, Cronenberg, adaptation, and auteurism. The topic of fate, destiny, and the philosophy of our lives comes up. And finally, we talk about the obvious political elements of the film. So, if you wanna see the future, come with us as we talk The Dead Zone. 

TIMESTAMPS

00:01:55 - Welcome and Introductions

00:05:07 - Synopsis

00:06:31 - Quick Reviews

00:21:04 - Expanding the Syllabus

00:32:00 - Analysis

01:07:42 - Shelf or Trash

01:08:26 - Social Plugs and Next Week’s Film

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