This is my 26th of 31 reviews of Stephen King adaptations as part of the joint Blogathon that Darren (of Movie Reviews 101) and I are running this month in honor of the great horror writer.
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Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Oct 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A teenager buys a new car that seems to have a mind of its own and wants to enact revenge on anyone who it oerceives goes against it or against its new owner.
My Take on it – Here is another example of a movie that I had little desire to see because of its horror content and finslly saw for the first time now for this blogathon.
Since this is an adaptation of a novel that has a lot of exposition explaining things, this movie feels like parts are incomplete because we don’t quite understand a lot of the reasoning behind many of yh thee events.
Too many of the ‘horror’ scenes feel quite cheesy and are laughable instead of being scary.
Very 80’s feel in most scenes which helps with the cheesiness.
The dialogue is bland and forced and the actors themselves seem quite amateurish.
As you can see, I didn’t quite like this one so much.
Bottom Line – Feels very 80’s horror that in some ways it too laughable to get scared by. Dialogue is quite cheesy and the actors all feel very amateur. The novel probably explains things better because a lot seems to be left a bit too ambiguous.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Christine hunts down the members of Buddy Repperton’s gang, her windows are blacked out. This is presumably to give Christine a “sinister” appearance, but also, more practically, to conceal the stunt driver. However, this reportedly made it difficult for the driver to see, since these scenes were all filmed at night. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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