Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I make no bones about my appreciation for Maximum Overdrive. Sure, it was slapped together in a cocaine haze (admitted by Stephen King himself), but perhaps that’s what gives the movie some of its charm. King knows horror, but he’s also a movie freak, so when he was at the height of his popularity he had the chance to direct a film and by God he took it!
The result is a ridiculous, cheesy, weird, brutal, funny, kick-ass collection of movement and sound. Sometimes those images and sounds cut together and sometimes they don’t, but everybody seems to be going hellbent for leather. Especially Emilio Estevez who has one of the most glassy-eyed out of left-field monologues to ever appear in a major motion picture smack dab in the middle of the story.
A soundtrack by AC/DC, a popular horror author who had never directed before, a killer truck with the Green Goblin’s face, Lisa Simpson in the flesh, cursing machines, a killer soda machine and little leaguers getting steamrolled… I’ll just say it: God Bless Maximum Overdrive!
Here’s King being crazy with some eggs on the set:
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Tomorrow’s pic is kinda dark, man. Seriously.