When thinking about genre films over here at the FANGORIA vault, the term “nightmarish” comes to mind almost instantaneously. After all, if cinema acts as a gateway into our imagination and desires, then wouldn’t horror films be a gateway into our fear? We here at FANGORIA would certainly hope so, especially considering how many creepy oddities we have laying around this cinematic mausoleum. And today, the subject of nightmares and dark visions go hand in hand with the pictures we’ve uncovered from the vault: rare photographs and stills from the production of David Cronenberg’s THE DEAD ZONE!

Showing a surprising amount of restraint, Cronenberg delivers one of the best Stephen King film adaptations to date, while still aesthetically reflecting his vision as an auteur. By doing so, THE DEAD ZONE is dread-inspiring while also being heartfelt and devastating, thanks in no small part to the the frail performance by Christopher Walken as Johnny Smith. It’s the rare horror film that is simultaneously patient, scary, shocking and captivating. It remains as one of Cronenberg’s most woefully overlooked genre gems. So divert your vision below and absorb these rare yet excellent pictures from David Cronenberg’s THE DEAD ZONE below!

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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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