R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.
A stuntman was severely burned around the legs and groin when a squib went off too near him during the shooting of the WWII flashback sequence.
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting, on the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door, and his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, and the lamp light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on ...
Shape of a blood bag clearly visible under Henrietta Dodd's sweater when she is shot by the sheriff.
As the opening titles roll, certain parts (or "dead zones") of the screen become blocked out, until the part of the screen you can see spell out the title "The Dead Zone."
Although the UK cinema version was 18-rated and intact in 1986 Thorn-EMI released a British home video version with 13 seconds cut to obtain a 15 certificate rating from the BBFC. A scissor suicide sequence was re-edited to remove shots of the preparation and aftermath, and shots of topless nudity and the descending scissors were removed from the gazebo murder. Later 18-rated releases feature the full uncut print.
$4,556,083 (USA) (23 October 1983)
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