What’s On NOW?!: John Carpenter’s “CHRISTINE” (1983)

Y’all Already Know Of My Love For All Things…

JOHN CARPENTER

…And This One Is No Exception.

So…

…Do Y’all Know About…

CHRISTINE

(1983)

??? ??? ???

If You DO…

…AWESOME OPOSSUM!!!

If You DO NOT…

…Then Allow Me To Educate You!!!

πŸ˜€

The Title Character In This Flick Is No Woman…

…Or…

…At Least…

…Not A Woman Woman Woman-Type-Woman.

Nope.

This “CHRISTINE” Is A 1958 PLYMOUTH FURY!!!

Are You Cornfused Already?

Lord I Hope Not.

(teehehe)

She’s A Killer Car…

…That’s Also A Killer Killer Killer-Type-Killer.

Wanna Try And Stop Her?

HA!

Goooood Luck With Allllll That!

She’s Virtually Indestructible.

She’s A Ferocious Killing Machine…

…And She’s The Property Of Young…

“ARNIE CUNNINGHAM”

(Portrayed By KEITH GORDON)

…A High School Geek Who Used To Get Picked-On And Bullied Every Single Day.

But Not Anymore.

His Personality Has Undergone A Major Change.

Why?

Because He Bought “CHRISTINE” That’s Why.

She’s A Powerful Evil Presence…

…And She’s Found The New Love Of Her Life…

…Just As Young “ARNIE” Has.

They’re A Hitched-Pair, Now.

He Drives Her AND Takes Care Of Her AND Loves Her.

She Loves Him AND Will Destroy Anyone Or Anything That Tries To Come Between Them.

Sounds Like A Crazy Plot-Line For A Flick, Sure.

But Isn’t That Was Makes Movies FUN!?!

YOU BETCHA IT IS!!!

CHRISTINE

…Is Based On The Novel Of The Same Name From Horror Master…

STEPHEN KING

!!! !!! !!!

How Could Anyone Ask For More?!

JOHN CARPENTER

…Directing A Novel By…

STEPHEN KING

?!?!?

O.M.G.

Sounds Like A Match Made In Movie Heaven…

…Or Movie Hell…

…Depending On How You Wanna Look At It.

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I Would Venture To Call…

CHRISTINE

JOHN CARPENTER‘s More Forgotten Classic.

A Lot Of People Younger Than I Have Never Heard Of It.

That Does Chap My Ass, Sometimes.

I Meet People Who Claim To Be Movie Buffs…

…Yet They’ve Never Bothered To See MOST Of The Movies I Greatly Enjoy.

I Guess That’s Why People Like Myself Are Crucial.

We Discuss The Things Others Haven’t A Clue About.

That Makes Me Feel Much More Needed AND Necessary.

πŸ˜€

CHRISTINE

…Co-Stars…

JOHN STOCKWELL

&

ALEXANDRA PAUL

…As Young “ARNIE”‘s Best Friend And His Girlfriend.

It Also Stars To Of My Favorites…

ROBERT PROSKY

(“THE GREAT OUTDOORS” Anyone?!)

…And…

HARRY DEAN STANTON

(“ALIEN“? Riiight!!!)

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Is “CHRISTINE” The Flick For You?

Hmm.

Maybe.

Do You Enjoy Classic ’80s Horror?

Do You Enjoy Unconventional Plots?

Do You Enjoy Listening To The Oldies Station?

Do You Love Killer Cars…

…That Also Happen To Be Killers?

IF That’s A Big Ole FO SHO I’m Hearing From Y’all…

…Then YES…

…YES…

CHRISTINE

…May Very Well Be Right Up Your Proverbial Alley.

It’s A Rather Smart Little Horror Film…

…A Personal Favorite…

…And A Mainly Forgotten Classic.

It IS The Weekend…

…So Why Don’t You Try Finding This One On The NetFlix…

…Or Even At Your Local Video Store.

I PROMISE…

…It’s So So SO Worth It, My Peeps.

Nothing Wrong With Giving It The Ole College-Try…

Right?!

RIGHT!!!

πŸ˜€

12 responses to “What’s On NOW?!: John Carpenter’s “CHRISTINE” (1983)

  1. Christine is another one of those movies that bring back memories. I saw that in the theater, too, with my mom and her friend, shortly after we moved from where I live now to Washington State, and I hadn’t yet met anyone. I really enjoyed the movie, but haven’t seen it since. I read the book AFTER seeing the movie, one of the last times I ever did that (there have been a very few exceptions).

    I’m practically compulsive about reading the book first. When “Hunt For Red October” came out, I decided to read the book first. I finally read the book in 2004 or so, and never bothered to see the movie. I stayed up all night finishing “Dune” before we saw the movie, which was a really big deal, because my cousin had been good friends with Kyle McLachlan and was excited to see him in a movie.

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    • “Christine” Is One Of Those Flicks I’ve Never Been Able To Get Out Of My Head. That’s Likely Because I Was Like 6-Years-Old When I Saw It The First Time.
      Needless To Say, My Parents Were NOT Happy When I Started Asking Questions About What To Do If The Buick Tried To Kill Me hahahaha

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      • You are so right about that. I was just thinking about his “Vampires” score and how appropriate his western -style music was for it. So, a cornerstone is the perfect way to describe it! Keep up the great work, man.

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  2. Reblogged this on "You Jivin' Me, Turkey?" and commented:

    Since Sleep Is Being Evasive Tonight/This Morning I’ve Decided To Pop On A Decent Flick. That Way I’ll Either Enjoy My Time Awake, Or It’ll Be Just Enough Background Noise To Help Me Finally Get A Little Rest.
    I’m Not Banking On Either Of Those Possibilities…
    …But I’m Hopeful Toward Either.
    Wouldn’t You Be?!
    SURE YOU WOULD!!
    So…
    …”CHRISTINE” It Shall Be. πŸ™‚
    Thankfully, I’ve Already Blogged About This One So A Cool Little Rebloggin’ing Is Easily Called For.
    Hope Y’all Remember This One.
    It’s A Personal Fave Fave, Fo SHO! πŸ˜€
    -BRAD

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  3. Do I like this movie? Well, let’s see: My gravatar is a (circa 1960) Jo-han 1/25 scale model of my 1960 Plymouth wagon, sitting on the hood of my car.

    King made some big errors when describing the ’58 Plymouth. The movie people even had to install the self-locking door lock pins for the drive-in scene, because Plymouth didn’t use those kind of door lock pins until 1962.

    That said, I still love the “self-repairing” effects (even if they had to destroy 23 Plymouth Belvederes just to film them!) and John Carpenter’s Tangerine Dream-style electronic soundtrack was/is a standout. Keith Gordon’s Arnie was a hoot, along with pre-Baywatch Alexandra Paul… (excuse me while I drool!).

    One of my favorite movie experiences ever was when I loaded up my old Plymouth with eight of my high school friends for the drive-in’s $5 a car night. If you have to ask what movie was playing…:twisted: Of course, we all had hamburgers for the movie’s drive-in scene, and we “choked” on cue! πŸ˜€

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