Treatment 71 – Maximum Overdrive

Finally, at long last, we come to the end of Large March!

That means we have finally reached the end of our month of truck-related films, and not a moment too soon! After sitting through some of the most boring, uneventful pieces of pure dreck ever committed to celluloid, we round out our month with a Stephen King film!

Maximum Overdrive

This one features King directing his own work, so you know it’s going to be awful! We have soda machines shooting cans out with enough force to kill, hypnotic video game machines, and (of course) a truck with a giant goblin head on the front. We also have Emilio Estevez and Pat Hingle surrounded by guns, rednecks, and poop jokes!

FLOOR IT… as the guys start the show reading one of the strangest bit of reader mail ever!!!

GUN THE ENGINE… of Large March as we laugh at what may be some of the most ridiculous inconsistencies in a story ever!!!

EXPLODE… in a giant ball of fire, as we mark the end of Large March with the awarding of an ERJ Award!!!

Maximum Overdrive is available in full on You Tube, if you know how to search for it. If you don’t (like all of the co-hosts of this podcast), you can just go here. We couldn’t find it streaming on Amazon, but we did find the DVD version for a pretty good price, which you can find in our store!

As always, be sure to look for the podcast iTunes, write us a review, and subscribe for more fun next week!!!

Next Treatment: After the horror of Large March, we don’t learn our lesson at all and dive straight into another theme!! This time we’re doing “bad sequels to good movies!” And we are starting it off with a much needed bang, and Conan the Destroyer! So tune in next time!

12 thoughts on “Treatment 71 – Maximum Overdrive”

    1. if all your dreams involve ggh then ya you’re covered. it’s “on tour this summer”

      this 25 year old previously discarded inanimate movie prop has over 400 twitter followers so get your tix early

  1. also anybody remember super dave osborne? he did a stunt featuring king of the road that – spoiler alert – didn’t end well

  2. You people need to realize that brevity is sooooo 1995. Longwindedness is the new soul of wit. Also, since I have a rich baritone I realize that it is mean to make fun of people with high-pitched, girly voices in the same way that it’s mean when skinny people make fun of fat people so I am sorry about that.

    Anyway, it’s always a special bonus when you guys do a movie that I actually remember watching because then I don’t feel like I have to go out and see it again. I’ve always wondered why Stephen King didn’t direct more movies and then I remember “Maximum Overdrive”. That and I’ve never wondered why Stephen King didn’t direct more movies.

    This post is getting long but it would not be complete if I didn’t call out Matt Ringler for his wicked and evil ways. I will say that Gallagher is an utter douchebag and is therefore fair game.

  3. Stephen King is full of shit.

    The best Stephen King adaptations are the ones King had nothing to do with it. The made-for-TV adaptations by King and his fanboy Mick Garris bores me to tears. “The Stand” is probably the worst one… that was six hours of my life completely wasted.

  4. As usual, nice job on the Maximum Overdrive podcast. Although I don’t read his stuff, Stephen King is suppose to be a good writer. Thank god he decided to stick with writing because Maximum Overdrive sucked balls.

    I already watched Conan the Destroyer and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on that one. Until next week…

    Mike @digitalhorror

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