The year was 1986. After over 10 of his books had been turned into hit horror movies, including Cujo, Christine, Pet Sematary, The Shining & Carrie, Stephen King decided to finally take matters into his own hands and do something pretty unique in the world of book to movie adaptations; direct a movie based on one of his own stories. It was to be the first and last time King ever directed anything, an effort that resulted in a Golden Raspberry Award for worst director in 1987.
Nevertheless, us horror fans have over the years come to appreciate and love Maximum Overdrive, a pretty goddamn awesome export of the glorious 80's. As awesome as the movie itself was the original theatrical trailer from back in '86, which featured the master of horror on screen, presenting a montage of clips from the film. King has admitted in recent years that he was "coked out of his mind" during the time he was filming Overdrive, and that's quite clearly evident in the trailer, as King manically stares cross eyed into the camera and rants about how past adaptations of his books have essentially sucked, and how he's finally set to do Stephen King justice. Yep, it's pretty much the greatest trailer of all time.
Hit the play button below to take a trip into the deepest darkest depths of Stephen King's drug addled brain, in this week's Vintage Video!