King of Horror Recalls the 1980s Mega Movie He Directed at the Height of His Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Hey, remember Stephen King’s gonzo horror movie Maximum Overdrive? Stephen King sure doesn’t. America’s best-loved boogeyman wrote and directed the 1986 cult favorite about self-aware killer trucks, which was based on his own short story, imaginatively titled “Trucks.” Despite being front and center in all the marketing materials — including the movie’s crazy trailer — King’s personal demons upstaged everything else. “The problem with that film is that I was coked out of my mind all through its production, and I really didn’t know what I was doing,” the author later confessed in the 2003 book Hollywood’s Stephen King.

Unlike King, Maximum Overdrive star Yeardley Smith remembers the movie’s chaotic production during a hot North Carolina summer very well. And one of the things she recalls is that King mostly kept his addictions hidden from the cast, which included Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle and Laura Harrington. “He could not have been nicer,” the actress tells Yahoo Entertainment. “He was incredibly humble and was the first to admit that he didn’t have any idea what he was doing. One of the reasons why Stephen says he doesn’t remember [the movie] is because it was the height of his alcoholism and drug addiction, which I didn’t know!” WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW OR KEEP READING

The Political Landscape in 2024: Biden, Trump, and the Key Issues Facing Democrats and Republicans

The political landscape in 2024 is dominated by a number of key issues, including the ongoing fallout from the 2020 elections, the ongoing debate over the border wall, and the growing divide between Democrats and Republicans. With the midterms fast approaching, the political future of the country is once again up for grabs.

At the heart of the political debate is the question of who will control Congress in 2024. Will the Democrats maintain their narrow majority, or will the Republicans be able to take control of the House and Senate? And what role will key figures like Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, and others play in shaping the outcome?

One of the most contentious issues in the current political climate is the ongoing debate over the border wall. Democrats have accused Republicans of using the issue to divide the country and stoke fear, while Republicans argue that the wall is necessary to protect American citizens and stem the flow of illegal immigration. The question of how to address the issue will be a key factor in the midterms and beyond.

Another major issue is the ongoing fallout from the 2020 elections. Democrats continue to push for voting rights and election reform, while Republicans claim that the elections were rigged and that voter fraud is rampant. The issue is likely to continue to be a major point of contention in the lead-up to the midterms.

Meanwhile, key political figures like Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, and others are actively shaping the political landscape. Biden is working to push through a major infrastructure plan and address climate change, while Trump continues to play a major role in shaping the Republican party and endorsing candidates. Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, is also emerging as a key player in the Republican party, with many speculating that he may run for president in 2024.

As the midterms approach, the political landscape is likely to continue to shift and change. With so much at stake, it's more important than ever to stay informed about the key issues and debates that are shaping the political future of the country.

In conclusion, the 2024 political landscape is shaped by key issues like the border wall, election reform, and climate change, and by key figures like Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Ron DeSantis. Understanding the nuances of these issues and the role that these figures play in shaping the political landscape is crucial for anyone who wants to stay informed about the future of American politics.