Homicidal autos star in this Stephen King double feature. In John Carpenter's CHRISTINE, its a 1958 Plymouth possessed by evil. In MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE — King’s sole credit as a director — big rigs and bulldozers menace a group of survivors led by Emilio Estevez (to music by hard-rock greats AC/DC). Discussion between films with CHRISTINE actors Malcolm Danare and Alexandra Paul.
Join us before the film in the courtyard, where the CHRISTINE car will be on display.
Discussion between films with CHRISTINE actors Malcolm Danare and Alexandra Paul.
1983, Sony Repertory, 110 min, USA, Dir: John Carpenter
Horror heavyweight John Carpenter directed and co-composed the music for this adaptation of Stephen King's novel about a 1958 Plymouth possessed by evil. Nerdy teen Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) buys and restores an auto against the better judgment of buddy Dennis (John Stockwell), and as the killer car dispatches its victims, it gradually transforms its owner into a '50s-style delinquent. With Harry Dean Stanton and Kelly Preston.
1986, 98 min, USA, Dir: Stephen King
Legendary horror writer Stephen King’s sole credit as a director is this mayhem-filled sci-fi film that redefines “monster trucks.” When Earth passes through the tail of a comet, inanimate objects begin to kill their human masters. As big rigs and bulldozers converge on a North Carolina truck stop, survivors led by Emilio Estevez try to hold them off and find a machine-free refuge. With music by hard-rock greats AC/DC.
Series info: bit.ly/2vkyBQR
Screening formats: DCP (CHRISTINE), 35mm (MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE)