With Keith Jordan, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Harry Dean Stanton
Directed by John Carpenter

Based on Stephen King's novel, this haunted car tale was translated well by Carpenter, although the choice of lead knocks it down a touch. The car in question is a marvelous cherry red 1958 Plymouth Fury. When this beauty becomes the wheels of a nerdy, unpopular school kid, the possessed car not only takes its own course resulting in several deaths, but also starts to affect the lad. Some good thrills and a bit of suspense, but nothing like Carpenter's more chilling
Halloween or gory The Thing.

3 / B
- PB

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5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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