The Dead Zone
1983
****
Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst

Following a car crash, Johnny wakes up from a 5-year-coma to learn that his girlfriend is now married with a child. He also discovers that when he touches a person, he has psychic visions about their past, present, or future. This smart and captivating thriller may not be one of David Cronenberg’s most original works, but it certainly is one of his most accessible ones. Christopher Walken gives a very good lead performance. Based on a Stephen King novel.