Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Director – Stephen King

Starring – Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091499/?ref_=nv_sr_1


What’s it all about? – Machines come to life and a group of random folk trapped at a truck stop by their own trucks, attempt to defeat the machines and make their escape.  It’s a very silly film.

Notes & Scribbles

  • While it was pretty creepy, I did think the Green Goblin on the front of the toy truck was pretty cool.
  • Loved the AC/DC soundtrack (and the AC/DC van on the bridge). Apparently King is a big fan.
  • Lisa Simpson in a horror film!
  • It didn’t take Emilio and the girl long to get it on, despite the obvious danger.  Maybe they just needed to distract themselves for a wee while?  Or maybe Emilio thought ‘What would Charlie do?’
  • Pat Hingle calling everyone Bubba got quite tiresome very quickly.
  • Apparently King was coked out of his nut while directing this.  Explains a lot!
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