Maximum Overdrive (1986)

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Take a Drink: any time a car/truck kills someone

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By: Oberst Von Berauscht (Six Pack) –

The Earth is passing through the tail of a comet, the radiation of which mysteriously brings machines to life, and they’re PISSED.

Curious how this happened though…

In rural North Carolina, the patrons of the Dixie Boy Truck Stop find themselves besieged by their own semi-trucks.  As the trucks commence killing humans one by one, a group of the men led by trucker Bill (Emilio Estevez) fight for survival.

A Toast

This film was the directorial debut (and to date the only directorial effort) of horror novelist Stephen King.  King had gone on record in the past criticizing cinematic adaptations of his books, so the announcement that King would be adapting one of his own stories was interesting news in 1986. Buoying the film’s appeal was an entire soundtrack by hard rock band AC/DC.  King also has gone on record to say that during the time he made Maximum Overdrive he was coked out of his head.

Does it show?

The film was a box office bomb, and lambasted by critics for its ridiculous premise, amateurish direction, weak acting and weaker dialogue.  Be assured, this film has all of that; but it also has all of the following:

Beer Two

Evil ATMs

Beer Three

Guns that DO kill people

Guns that do kill people…

Beer Four

Killer goddamn soda machines!

Beer Five



Beer Six



Oh man, sorry… this review really got away from me… but if what you’ve just seen interests you; see the movie.

Six Pack

About Oberst von Berauscht

Oberst Von Berauscht once retained the services of a Gypsy to imbue in him the ability to accurately describe the artistic qualities of a film up to seven decimal points. To maintain this unique skill, he must feast on the blood of a virgin every Harvest Moon, or failing that (and he usually does), he can also make a dog do that thing they do where they twist their heads slightly (you know, when they're confused about something) at least a few times a week. I've gotten way off track here... The point is, Oberst is one of the website's founders, so... yeah

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