Friday Film: Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Maximum Overdrive, based on a Stephen King short story, is one of my favourite bad movies, sharing equal No.1 ranking with Total Recall. The 1990 original, that is, not the dreck remake. Maximum Overdrive has a brilliant, pounding soundtrack by AC/DC, whose van is featured in the opening sequence, and lots of trucks out to get the last humans surviving in the Dixie Boy Truckstop in N. Carolina.

Hugely entertaining, with trademark colourful King characters. I dare you to watch the opening sequence and not be hooked.

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