Christine

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Time Out says

Carpenter and novelist Stephen King share not merely a taste for genre horror but a love of '50s teenage culture; and although set in the present, Christine reflects the second taste far more effectively than the first. It concerns a demonic 1958 Plymouth Fury which not only suffocates its victims to blasts of Larry Williams' 'Boney Moronie', but also reconstitutes itself before the naked eye like some fetishistic amoeba, incidentally transforming its puny owner from a pimply nonentity into one of the baddest boys on the block. All of this works rather well as black comedy. But from the horror perspective, Carpenter is only the latest in a long line of film-makers who've been seduced by King's sheer plausibility as a writer. Off the page, a 1958 Plymouth is no more scary than the St Bernard which romped through Cujo.
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Release details

UK release:

1983

Duration:

110 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

John Carpenter

Cast:

Harry Dean Stanton, Robert Prosky, Alexandra Paul, John Stockwell, Keith Gordon, Christine Belford

Music:

John Carpenter

Production Designer:

Dan Lomino

Editor:

Marion Rothman

Cinematography:

Donald M Morgan

Screenwriter:

Bill Phillips

Producer:

Richard Kobritz

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Stuart

This horror / 50's retro hommage is as tightly organised as you could wish and as a symbol of the seductiveness of evil, Christine, the car takes some beating. See it.

Stuart

This horror / 50's retro hommage is as tightly organised as you could wish and as a symbol of the seductiveness of evil, Christine, the car takes some beating. See it.