Year of release: 1983
The car: A bright red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury – with supernatural powers.
Why it’s special: Just look at it. This is a time when Chrysler group cars were beautiful.
Best bit: What’s not to like about a Plymouth Fury that takes it upon itself to chase bullies and baddies in and out of their blue Camaro?
Pub fact: One of the three surviving Plymouth Fury stunt cars is kept in England (the other two are in California and Florida).
Plot overview: School misfit Arnie Cunningham falls under the influence of a sleek, red, murderous '50s Plymouth Fury, a supernaturally-empowered car which regenerates itself when trashed and enjoys tormenting its victims with blasts of rock 'n' roll. Very of-its-time horror that is pretty ordinary but does the job.
For: We can’t think of many horror films that star a car.
Against: Whoever thought of tormenting people with rock ‘n’ roll?
CAR verdict: Why can’t all cars regenerate?
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