Hey, Toronto! Catch Stephen King's MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE On The Big Screen Tomorrow!
Yup, King's sole directorial effort - Maximum Overdrive - hits the big screen in glorious 35mm tomorrow night (that'd be Saturday the 22nd) at 10pm. Here's the pitch:
Find all the details and order tickets for this and other titles in the series - loads of good stuff yet to come1 - by clicking here.When Earth passes through the tail of a rogue comet, the strange radiation causes machinery all over the planet to come to life and start attacking humans. In North Carolina, a motley crew of motorists and locals fleeing the mechanized menaces take refuge at an isolated truck stop, which soon turns into an Alamo as a convoy of malevolent tractor-trailers rumble to life and come looking for blood. King's sole directorial credit (loosely based on his short story "Trucks") was a box-office bomb, a critical punching bag, and derided by King himself as the worst filmic adaptation of any of his works -- but really, how can one resist the spectacle of Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle and Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson herself) battling homicidal kitchen appliances and killer big-rigs? Nasty, bloody, and gleefully dumb -- and outfitted with an all-AC/DC soundtrack to boot! -- Maximum Overdrive may be the guiltiest of pleasures, but a pleasure it definitely is.
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