People: Sep. 9, 1985

A man is clipped to death by his own power mower. A neighbor has his mind blown by a malfunctioning Walkman, and a waitress is carved up by a knife. Oh well, such is suburbia according to Novelist Stephen King's Overdrive, now filming in North Carolina. The story of everyday machines turning against their human masters marks the directorial debut of King, 37, who quickly learned that filmmaking "is not like writing. You always have a lot of people in your face here." Still, the protean horrorsmith would not have missed a chance to go behind the camera. After all, eleven...

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