”The Dead Zone”

The Dead Zone was a 1979 book by Stephen King. It was his first book to

rank among the top ten best-selling novels in the United States, and the

first story that he set in the fictional town of Castle Rock. The Dead

Zone then became a 1983 movie with a deep Canadian connection, directed

by David Cronenberg and starring, in order of billing, Christopher

Walken; Brooke Adams; Tom Skerritt; Herbert Lom; Anthony Zerbe; Colleen

Dewhurst; Martin Sheen; Nicholas Campbell; Sean Sullivan; and, Jackie


Johnny Smith is a psychic, the character based loosely

on Peter Hurkos and Edgar Cayce, a man who can glimpse the future by

touch. But what if the future is too terrible to contemplate? What is he

willing to risk to change it?

Troy Harkin and David Clink will do a deep dive on The Dead Zone, with special guest Bev Vincent (see author photo & bio below).


Bev Vincent is the author of several books, including The Road to the Dark Tower and The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, as well as over 100 short stories, including appearances in Ellery Queen’s, Alfred Hitchcock’s and Black Cat Mystery magazines. and Cemetery Dance magazine.

He has been writing News from the Dead Zone for Cemetery Dance for two decades.

His work has been nominated for the Stoker (twice), Edgar, Ignotus and ITW Thriller Awards.

In 2018, he co-edited the anthology Flight or Fright with Stephen King, and his recent collaboration with Brian Keene is called Dissonant Harmonies

To learn more, visit bevvincent.com

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