In the trailer for Maximum Overdrive writer/director Stephen King said "I just wanted someone to do Stephen King right." Critics, audiences, and even King himself have since said that King's directorial debut failed in that mission statement. But if King could not properly adapt his short story "Trucks" to a motion picture, can anyone? Find out this week on Now Playing Podcast as Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie review the 1997 USA Network TV movie Trucks and decide which adaptation fuels their engines!
In 1986 Stephen King promised to scare the hell out of us, while Marvel's Green Goblin glowed behind him. The film was Maximum Overdrive--an adaptation of the author's short story "Trucks" from the Night Shift collection. It didn't scare up much money at the box office with the prolific horror author behind the camera and Brat Packer Emilio Estevez starring is this film a lost gem? Truck on to NowPlayingPodcast.com to find out!