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The Dead Zone

Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 103 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1983

Starring: Brooke Adams, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

The unexpected ability to foresee the future goes from gift to curse in this Stephen King penned story.

After waking up from a five-year coma following a terrible car accident, Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) discovers that he’s able to see into the future when holding people’s hands…and they can see it too. Most frightening is his unique ability to also change the future which takes an already uneasy gift into a truly horrible nightmare. Penned by Stephen King and directed by corporeal master David Cronenberg, The Dead Zone asks about the responsibility of knowing something bad is going to happen and takes audiences into this liminal space between life and death.

The Dead Zone is part of and Nitehawk’s September FIND THE TIME series.