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Maximum Overdrive (1986)

For his one and only directing credit, horror legend Stephen King chose to adapt his own short story in a grisly, blood-spattered gross-out where a passing comet has an unusual effect on inanimate objects, and assorted items of machinery take on a vicious temperament and attack people.

See an electric knife slice up a waitress, watch heavy trucks run down their victims, observe chainsaws and lawn mowers on the rampage.

The script also seems to be written by machines and the acting is strictly mechanical.

Emilio Estevez stars as Bill Robinson, an ex-convict who ends up leading a band of survivors trapped in a truck stop diner.

Bill Robinson
Emilio Estevez
Hendershot
Pat Hingle
Brett
Laura Harrington
Connie
Yeardley Smith
Curtis
John Short
Duncan
J.C. Quinn
Wanda Jane
Ellen Mcelduff
Camp Loman
Christopher Murney
Deke
Holter Graham
Handy
Frankie Faison
Joe
Pat Miller
Max
Jack Canon
Steve
Barry Bell
Frank
John Brasington
Andy
J. Don Ferguson
Brad
Leon Rippy
Barry
Robert Gooden
Rolf
R. Picket Bugg

Director
Stephen King

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