Exploring the ONLY Film Directed by Stephen King (Maximum Overdrive)

Stephen King is a prolific author and many of his stories have been adapted into movies, tv shows and mini-series. But there is only ONE movie that Stephen King ever directed, the 1986 killer truck movie Maximum Overdrive. Find out all about this forgotten masterpiece.
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  • This movie is sort of hard for me to sit through. Just way too cheesy. However, I do like the moment when Bubba tell Emilio to get in his office and Emilio (in a bad southern accent) yells back in protest, “ I got eggs on!” I yell that whenever my wife wants me to do something around the house!

    MrBdiddypopMrBdiddypopIl y a 5 jours
  • This movie was great when I was a kid but watching it as an adult this movie is horrible lol I agree with Stephen King

    LUCKYLUCKYIl y a 6 jours
  • "coked out of his mind" I mean it was 1986 what famous person wasn't?

    crewkid52crewkid52Il y a 14 jours
  • I always loved this movie, with my favorite part being the guy that got pop-canned to death. I was so confused, looking for a book or short story from King titled "Maximum Overdrive". I simply could not understand why I wasn't finding one. It wad hard for me to accept, but it appeared that King originally wrote it as a screenplay. I never knew he directed it until today. As far as I was concerned, it was really about aliens. They used our machines to wipe us out, and intended to move in to take over after we were gone. The comet was a weapon devised by those aliens. But when they showed up, a "weather satellite" took out their ship. So it was ultimately a machine that saved humanity's survivors. Thanks for reviewing this, it's a really fun movie. What makes it even better is to find out that Stephen King directed it and he was "coked out of his mind" at the time. Yup, that makes sense. 💜💟💙

    Sandy J RenfroeSandy J RenfroeIl y a 15 jours
  • Damn, dude! That Yeardley Smith/“Eat my shorts” bit was amazing.

    Ryan DevineRyan DevineIl y a 23 jours
  • Another reason to watch it, Savini did the gore effects...

    John SmallberriesJohn SmallberriesIl y a mois
  • The movie is awsome, always was,, always will be...A Pop culture legend in fact.

  • Wait, but isn't a boat a machine?

    Bansi GogineniBansi GogineniIl y a mois
  • But boats are mechanical

    subscribe to me nowsubscribe to me nowIl y a mois
  • He always manages to make me laugh at least once in his videos😂

    Shaye Was HereShaye Was HereIl y a mois
  • i liked the video but i had the chance to did like and be the 100th.

    Midnight _AngelMidnight _AngelIl y a mois
  • i liked this movie but i did like TRUCKS (the remake) better

    Dawn DaytonDawn DaytonIl y a 2 mois
  • this is my all time faveroit movies, it truly did scare the holy shit out of me. i heard that the version we see today is the cut version. was supposed to be so bad it got a XXX rating. so a hell of a lot of gore was cut out. what i also hear too is that a remake is in the works, or has been for years till dino went and died and fucked us all over. been on hold ever since! this is truly a fantastic film

    Justin Stojanoski-pearsonJustin Stojanoski-pearsonIl y a 2 mois
  • And plus IDC what anyone says this is one of my favorite King movie adaptions defiantly top 3 with IT(both 1990 and 2017) and The Stand which yes I know was a mini series but sue me

    Trevor wiggsTrevor wiggsIl y a 2 mois
  • Not just coke I did a research paper on him for my senior English class King was out of his mind through writing the majority of his best selling novels including being onset for his movie adaptions the man loved to drink mouth wash and other liquids with alcohol to get drunk the man has his demons which is what led him to put his demons on paper and made him a legend for life

    Trevor wiggsTrevor wiggsIl y a 2 mois
  • What about Trucks? The OTHER adaptation of Maximum Overdrive.

    ZSandmannZSandmannIl y a 2 mois
  • No wonder Gustavo Fring got into the "fried" chicken business later on in life.

    Sean MulvihillSean MulvihillIl y a 2 mois
  • Didnt he direct his own version of the shining?

    Aaron ForbesAaron ForbesIl y a 2 mois
  • But a Boat is still a machine... Ahhhhhhh

    LissyLissyIl y a 3 mois
  • I think a remake of Maximum Overdrive would really kick ass because my Generation is great at remaking old horror movies. I mean look at Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), or Friday The 13th (2009), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), IT (2017) and we'll have a reboot of Pet Sematary this year.

    Elon MuskElon MuskIl y a 3 mois
  • My favorite king movie.

    Heel ZODHeel ZODIl y a 3 mois
  • Love this cheese :-P The machinegunthingy thing is hillarious.

    Slasher006Slasher006Il y a 3 mois
  • Didn’t Stephen king hate the shining? Because of the director?

    Salma IbrahimSalma IbrahimIl y a 3 mois
  • masterpiece?? Didnt this movie get a horrific ( no pun intended) 1 star score?

  • dose no one know Lisa Simpsons actor is in this movie

    Tezlaz 1.5Tezlaz 1.5Il y a 3 mois
  • Tipper Gore was so upset when this movie came out!! The first one to depict children getting killed! This movie is amazing!

    Michael S.Michael S.Il y a 3 mois
  • I love Maximum Overdrive, i thought it was an awesome movie.

    Draconicus the ReaperDraconicus the ReaperIl y a 3 mois
  • What if Charlie Sheen took over his brothers role?

    the one and only rusty shaklefordthe one and only rusty shaklefordIl y a 3 mois
  • what? the boat doesn't count as machine?

    xiao weixiao weiIl y a 3 mois
  • Wasn't the boat a machine?

    Signe Aarøe JørgensenSigne Aarøe JørgensenIl y a 4 mois
  • I love that movie! Remember that i cried as a kid when the goblin truck gets destroyed. I dont know why but i symphatised with it

    GhostDivisionGhostDivisionIl y a 4 mois
  • I'd like to see a remake of maximum overdrive.

    All powerful Lord Twego Hashirama calls no justuAll powerful Lord Twego Hashirama calls no justuIl y a 4 mois
  • I fkn love this flick. Maximum Overdrive is a slice of 80s awesome sauce. Yeah, it's got it's overacting moments. But I friggin love it. It's the first time I ever saw a kid buy it on screen. Two things: first, the drink machine fired after killing coach to try to nail some kids. And second, it's the Dixie Boy; I don't remember it EVER being called Gas World. Otherwise, great review.

    Jack MackJack MackIl y a 4 mois
  • "Electrocuted to death"

    xDeathMarinexxDeathMarinexIl y a 4 mois
  • He chose a great cast .. I’m watching this movie right now... I watched it as a kid a lot I’ve seen it a bunch of times ..

    Chris HallChris HallIl y a 4 mois
  • Coked out of Maine! Lol

    Phil SPhil SIl y a 5 mois
  • Call me a heretic but I did like "the mist" Netflix show. Roast me

    Danny GMDanny GMIl y a 5 mois
  • Why didn't that boat attack them? It wasn't like, a row boat... ⛵

    Diana FronsdahlDiana FronsdahlIl y a 5 mois
  • I swore Maximum Overdrive ended with a self flying helicopter

    Mr MayorMr MayorIl y a 6 mois
  • This movie is always a classic, it's over the top and campy, but so amazingly made. I am glad King never made a new movie because he honestly could never top Maximum Overdrive.

    Seval AlrikSeval AlrikIl y a 6 mois
  • This is a good movie and a sickass soundtrack, you did skip some parts, like rescuing dike, the truck chasing Curtis, and the most annoying meme. CURTIS... Are you DEAD

    Thecrazedstaber GamingThecrazedstaber GamingIl y a 6 mois
  • But why wasn’t the boat evil? As it was MAN MADE

    Ren ParsonsRen ParsonsIl y a 6 mois
  • Stephen king's trucks was better. But this movie is one of my favorites

    Shawn BarbourShawn BarbourIl y a 6 mois
  • the director of photography got injured by the remote control lawn mower. it ran over some shit, and it shot and sprayed wood out, director of photography got blinded in one eye. it was settled out of court

    Michael MathersMichael MathersIl y a 7 mois
  • Stephen King movies i've seen-- It (90s two parter) Shawshank Redemption Green Mile Maximum Overdrive The Shining Stephen King movies I've liked-- maximum overdrive

    Michael MathersMichael MathersIl y a 7 mois
    • and i don't even like ac/dc

      Michael MathersMichael MathersIl y a 7 mois
  • Curtis! Are you dead?!?!

    PyroclasticataclysmPyroclasticataclysmIl y a 7 mois
  • I did the makeup effects for Maximum Overdrive. Thanks for your great review! Of all the projects I've worked on, I get more questions about MO than any other. That includes Day of the Dead, Star Trek shows, and Phantasm 3. I had fun working on the movie, but could not imagine the interest it still receives after 33 years.

    Dean GatesDean GatesIl y a 7 mois
  • I LOVE this movie, holy crap

    Chill man, chill!Chill man, chill!Il y a 8 mois
  • I actually like this movie alot I rewatched a few times and would watch it again

    NaughtyNiTeMARE LovaNaughtyNiTeMARE LovaIl y a 8 mois
  • The original prequel to the Car Movie.

    war elvenwar elvenIl y a 8 mois
  • Yes north Carolina

    dejai Jesusdejai JesusIl y a 8 mois
  • This movie kicked ass

    A ClockWork CupplesA ClockWork CupplesIl y a 8 mois
  • I love that movie since I was a kid, I legit killed the VHS.

    Mustard FartMustard FartIl y a 8 mois
  • It's Decepticons they don't transform cuz they don't want it cause a commotion

    moifernammoifernamIl y a 8 mois
  • But if all machines are under control....why would they use a motorboat that's totally what? *A machine.*

    spooksspooksIl y a 8 mois
  • Don't know why I have not come by you sooner. Great video I love this film. Its one of Kings more less serious books so to make it anything but a cheesy flick wouldn't be right.

    TheWickerBoyTheWickerBoyIl y a 9 mois
  • Looks fun.

    ShanaJahsintaWaltersShanaJahsintaWaltersIl y a 9 mois
  • *The Stand!!!*

    Ulysses strangeUlysses strangeIl y a 9 mois
  • 1:49 I knew it!!

    Meishawn1374Meishawn1374Il y a 9 mois
  • I remember watching this when i was like 6 or 7. Shit gave me nightmares and i couldnt go near trucks for like 2 months lol.

    xEpiiCx-ANG3LxEpiiCx-ANG3LIl y a 9 mois
  • I love this movie. It's 80s sci-fi/ horror at its best. As a kid I loved it and it still holds up. Thanks for showing it some love.

    KrsBrs76KrsBrs76Il y a 10 mois
  • How is it not mentioned that the movie was notoriously edited to make an R rating? There was originally much more violence, and sadly, even though a Vestron re-release is coming, there is no uncut version in existence.

    DeadshovelDeadshovelIl y a 10 mois
  • "Done got scrubbed by one of those big boys out there, tough break kid" bahahahahaha geez, such a great one liner they broke it up into two parts!! I read Salem's Lot over a few days time and watch this movie a day later, for all of his accolades Stephen King is still an underrated writer in my option. The vocab, the style, the sense of both horror and humor, the guy provides nothing but Top Sheft, Grade A quality product. And yes the last comment is both true and quick shout out to Gus Fring for his cameo in this film.

    Bill BixbyBill BixbyIl y a 10 mois
    • Bill Bixby “you unbelievable shithead”

      Brooke OlsonBrooke OlsonIl y a 4 mois
  • I'd like to remake this movie one day with one major change. There's gotta be one protagonist vehicle. Just one. No explanation, no real reason why, it's just gotta be there to mix things up. I'm not saying there has to be a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, but there has to be a single vehicle either neutral to the entire conflict or partially loyal to the side of humans in some way. I don't know, I just think it'd be interesting to see.

    TH3C001TH3C001Il y a 10 mois
  • Anyone catch that the comet is named after diarrhea?!!

    Jason SmithJason SmithIl y a 10 mois
  • Is a sprinkler a machine?!!

    Jason SmithJason SmithIl y a 10 mois
  • Coccaine people!!

    Jason SmithJason SmithIl y a 10 mois
  • Awesome video. I laughed and laughed

    logan6679logan6679Il y a 10 mois
  • I didn't think it was that bad! I loved it. I was 7 years old watching this on repeat and jamming to the soundtrack

    Mrs. HolmesMrs. HolmesIl y a 10 mois
  • ''kick up the ac/dc and give me some more blow'' You got damn right.

    Bluegrass 7Bluegrass 7Il y a 10 mois
  • Good movie but a lot of holes in the plot

    Justin MysliveJustin MysliveIl y a 11 mois
  • one of my favorite movies!

    mike gagermike gagerIl y a 11 mois
  • Is it sad this move has the best,most comic accurate,Green Goblin,better than either Defeo or the fuccboi from Amazing Spiderman 2

    Ben 10Ben 10Il y a 11 mois
  • Why does a diner owner have a LAW!? You don’t get to leave the Army with weapons! This movie is great!

    Andrew MatsesheAndrew MatsesheIl y a 11 mois
  • “Crank up the AC/DC and give me some more blow!” I just died lol

    Andrew MatsesheAndrew MatsesheIl y a 11 mois
  • "Coked out of his mind" Good description of the mind that is needed to make an interconnecting universe as in his books.

    Tyler BaldwinTyler BaldwinIl y a 11 mois
  • Even though this movie was made years before I was born, I watched this last year and even though im young this movie is great

    Moon NoodlesMoon NoodlesIl y a 11 mois
  • This movie is old, and wierd for me when i was a young boy, couldn't understand it.

    Jose Rosa CollazoJose Rosa CollazoIl y a 11 mois
  • Cristine could kick green goblin Mobile's ass

    Eric DavisEric DavisIl y a an
  • Do a collab with dead meat

    BullzeyeBullzeyeIl y a an
  • I was once told that he did a good job directing it, considering how much coke he snorted.

    Kat MackKat MackIl y a an
  • You're cute and cheesey

    DocMc StuffinsDocMc StuffinsIl y a an
  • Best line in movie green shirt guy coming out of arcade what the fuck is going on here

    William WeaverWilliam WeaverIl y a an
  • Watched this movie since i was little and now my 2 boys cant stop watching it💗

    Patience RushPatience RushIl y a an
  • Please do more vids on Stephen king

    Factual OpinionFactual OpinionIl y a an
  • ...so the boat didn't come alive too?

    1Maenad1MaenadIl y a an
  • Mysticals WorldMysticals WorldIl y a an
  • Love the videos @FoundFlix this movie was so dumb but it was still cool and I love your videos can’t wait for your future videos

    Mysticals WorldMysticals WorldIl y a an
  • Stephen King should direct another movie.

    Connor MillerConnor MillerIl y a an
  • this was my intro to horror flix.

    Hurd SimsHurd SimsIl y a an
  • I remember this movie I was a kid and it scared the hell out of but watching it now lol classic

    Bunny BellaBunny BellaIl y a an
  • I loved this movie as a kid my dream is that someone do an awesome remake I mean we have more technolgy now.

    fleurdivafleurdivaIl y a an
  • I remember the show Recess' parody of this It actually had a darker ending lol The kids' bikes come alive, they get on a bus but the bus is also sentient.

    Ron VillanovaRon VillanovaIl y a an
  • Wow king, you really let yourself go...

    Ronaldo MateoRonaldo MateoIl y a an
  • Oh my gosh- for years I thought the name of this movie was "Trucks" but I was so wrong! =@o@=

    Rayne OokamiRayne OokamiIl y a an
  • I went to see this at the movies and I thought the movie was great but I was 13. I love how the trucks trapped them and they had to cut a deal with trucks.

    Poo c KatPoo c KatIl y a an
  • I'm sorry I know it's cheese but I saw it as a kid and loved it so I still enjoy it

    Jay KJay KIl y a an
  • One of the best horror films ever made! I may be biased though as this is coming from a die hard fan lol

    Anthony LeeAnthony LeeIl y a an
  • Welcome to “Truck Stop”. a parody film created by several talented filmmakers based on the original Stephen King film Maximum Overdrive. Maximum Overdrive was a cult classic horror film written and directed by Stephen King in 1986. We hope you enjoy our version of that chaotic world. fr-vision.com/detail/vid%C3%A9o-kIYLj5jglqw.html

    Bill RobinsonBill RobinsonIl y a an
  • 9:03. An ufo? There were aliens in this movie? I must have miss them.

    NNightwindNNightwindIl y a an
Exploring the ONLY Film Directed by Stephen King (Maximum Overdrive)