Decades of Horror 1980s Episode 140 — Maximum Overdrive (1986)Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, Maximum Overdrive brought not only the Stephen King short story Trucks to the big screen but also had the maestro himself behind the wheel providing the screenplay and sitting in the director’s chair. While the film tanked at the box office upon its 1986 release, it has garnered a cult following over the years with the “Green Goblin” truck becoming iconic, the bombastic AC/DC soundtrack, and the legendary rumors of on-set turmoil & chaos. The cast includes Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, and Laura Harrington. Christopher G. Moore and Dave Dreher revisit the classic/no-so-classic monster-piece recounting the time they saw the film for the first time and how it holds up today. They discuss its path to becoming a cult classic and the troubles and rumors along the way. The cast and the effects are examined along with the conflicting internal logic the film sometimes follows. It’s all here for a special episode demanded by the DoH listeners: Maximum Overdrive.
This week, the Grue-Crew face the final seance, survive the apocalypse and conjure the spirits of the dead. First up is the ghostly feature Ouija Seance: The Final Game from director Andrea Mugnaini, featuring Andrea Fachinetti in the lead role. The second film, How It Ends from director David M. Rosenthal, the unlikely pairing of […]
“Galvanism isn’t working. It needs nourishment.” “Blood?” “Yes, blood. Human blood.” “The blood of a young girl?” “That would do perfectly.” Yup. That’s where they immediately went with no explanation, leaving your Grue Crew to wonder, “Why is it always the blood of a young girl?” Join this episode’s Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, […]
ï»¿ “Damn! Come back from the grave and ran out of ammunition.” Big Ben (Richard Moll) laments his inability to hunt down prey. Specifically, the curly locks of Roger Cobb (William Katt). A successful writer trying to get past his recent divorce, missing child and Vietnam PTSD. Where could he possibly seek refuge from his […]