1983 / d. John Carpenter
The dream of a hot rod gone horribly awry! There are a few past names here — and the film is sometimes billed under director John Carpenter’s clout — but the 1958 Plymouth is the star here. You can still enjoy these creepy car deaths today, and the early eighties motifs and fifties sentimentalities add to the scary nostalgia.

A contributing writer for The Blood Theatre, Kristin is also an author of fiction who enjoys vampires and hockey, but not together.