Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Movies I Stayed Up Late For: IT IS THE CAR
It was long before James Brolin became Mr. Streisand. It was long before he put on his overacting clinic in "The Amityville Horror". Decades before he played Pistachio Disguisey's father in "Master of Disguise". It was years before the novel, "Christine" by Stephen King and the John Carpenter masterpiece adaptation that followed.
It was "The Car".
For some reason a very large vehicle that is of a rather nondescript and largely unidentifiable design is possessed by the devil. Why? You got me there. Maybe it's nickname is Regan.
It is "The Car"
It hangs around peoples houses and revs it's satanic engine and honks it's rather non-intimidating devil-horn. It's future victims walk around in the dark and appear shocked and make stupid phone calls. For some reason, when it's headlights, accompanied by a synthesizer "sting", explode into brightness, these morons get frightened beyond all help.
Because it's "The Car".
It waits outside metal graveyard fencing for the innocents hiding inside to come out, for it cannot enter hallowed ground.
It's metal. It can wait.
What's with that horn? I know options are limited, but isn't there something more intimidating than that "honk"?
It is "The Car."
At the end, the car falls off a cliff and blows up, and a devilish face can be seen in the rising conflagration that becomes the emanation from it's detonation.
It is "The Car".
And I stayed up late for it.
And slept like a baby.
Hey! There's Ronny Cox!