Body by Plymouth…Soul by Satan!
Hell hath no Fury…like Christine (1983)!
Tuesday October 18th,
Film starts at 9pm
Otto’s Shrunken Head
538 E. 14th street (A & B)
Free popcorn & $2 vehicular bingo for prizes!
(due to technically difficulties, Christine replaces the originally scheduled screening of The Cars that ate Paris (1974) this week. Stay turned for that bizarre classic soon.
Directed by John Carpenter (1983). Adapted from a novel by Stephen King (1982)
Set in the seventies finds a dorky high school kid (Arnie) with taped up coke bottle glasses, living with an overbearing mother, getting picked on in shop class by some greasers that look to be about 35, and having no chance in hell with the girls.
The only thing Arnie seems to have going for him is childhood friend (Dean), who drives a 1968 Dodge Charger. That is, until Arnie buys Christine, a cherry red 1958 Plymouth Fury and begins to change…….oh what a car will do to a man.
Automotive artistic license:
Ok, so in Stephen King’s book, Christine is a 4 door, which wasn’t an option until 1959. Ok, so it was a push button transmittion, which makes it hard to “drop into drive”…… Read more at Allpar.com
Theatrical Trailer (welcome to the 80’s kids)
Throughout the film, Christine shows her love and increasingly, creepy possessiveness by turning her radio on to a perpetual oldies station. Pledging my love by Johnny Ace becomes “their” song and signifies touching moments between a man and his car. When trying to strangle Arnie’s girlfriend Leigh in the drive in, We belong together by Johnny & Robert plays on her radio.
Pledging my love
See the Full Soundtrack list at IMDB
It’s always 1958 in Christine’s front seat…