Time to crank up the George Thorogood and feel the rev of that engine. Let’s get bad to the bone with Christine — a warm, comforting blanket of 80’s nostalgia. It’s such a nice combination of two wonderful artists at their peak – Stephen King and John Carpenter. Two great tastes that taste great together. Here’s the brief synopsis from IMDB.
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.
Christine is so much damn fun. I dare you not to watch it while lying back with a stupid grin on your face. Just like SO many storylines from the 80’s it focuses on a picked on nerd who finds a way to turn the table on his bullies. And dammit if there’s something about that simplistic story that brings me in every time. Then of course you throw in some serious automotive love and you’ve got one hell of an enjoyable movie. I mean who doesn’t love a haunted car? I remember some of the “car fixing itself” scenes made my jaw drop when I saw this movie as a kid. Sure, we’re all savvy enough film viewers now to know that they just ran the footage in reverse, but even knowing the secrets, it still works today. Christine is one of those movies where you don’t have to look very deep to know what it’s trying to say, but that’s exactly how you want it. It knows what it is, and what it is, is just a damn good time. If you haven’t seen it in a while, give it a rewatch. It’s worth your time.
Where to Watch: Streaming on Fubo, AMC+. Or on PPV.
Food/Drink Pairing: A pack of cigarettes and a quart of motor oil.
3 thoughts on “10/6/22 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #6 – Christine (1983).”
This is the very first horror movie I ever watched! It has sentimental value to me and I still love watching it. I love this movie so much. I love ALL Stephen King movies so much, even though some of them are trash, they are fun trash to watch. I started reading Stephen King books (probably way too young, lol) and started my love for (real) horror when reading Nancy Drew and Goosebumps didn’t satisfy the itch for something a little scarier 😉
Total comfort food.