339. Maximum Overdrive (1986) — A Torture Cinema Halloween Special “Adventure”

31 Oct

Cocaine, man eating machines, and AC-DC, oh my! In this special Halloween Horror edition of Torture Cinema, Shaun, David, and Alex are joined by Zena, the Real Queen of Horror, to review the 1986 Stephen King written and directed “horror” film, Maximum Overdrive. Apparently, even Stephen King couldn’t get Stephen King right. The crew discusses how stupid the premise is, eviscerate the despicable characters, muse on where one might find a goblin semi-truck, and share a story that makes the reality of this coked out travesty even more horrifying than the movie. But at least Zena liked the movie, and that means our work here is done.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 339 — Download (MP3)

Show Notes:

Maximum Overdrive Poster

Our new intro music comes “The Launch” by Chronox (CC BY 4.0), which has been slightly modified to include sound effects and for length purposes.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

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5 Responses to “339. Maximum Overdrive (1986) — A Torture Cinema Halloween Special “Adventure””

  1. Bill Collins October 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    The link to read more of the post it broken.

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    • shaunduke October 29, 2017 at 9:21 am #

      We accidentally released the episode early. It was supposed to release on Patreon earlier this week. It’ll drop proper in a couple days.

  2. Chad November 3, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

    My like: Stephen King’s cameo. “HONEY!?! COME OVER HERE, SUGAR BUNS! THIS MACHINE JUST CALLED ME AN ASSHOLE!!!”

  3. otterpoet November 18, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

    About the airplane scene. It did have a purpose, actually. Later on, two of the characters see it sticking out of someone else’s car – apparently kamikazed into them. So yep, even high a freakin’ kite, King is still the master of Chekhov’s Gun XD

    • shaunduke November 19, 2017 at 11:35 am #

      Ah, yes. You’re right. I guess we forgot about that part :S

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