Christine (1983)

logoDirector: John Carpenter

Writer: Bill Phillips (Screenplay) Stephen King (Novel)

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton, Christine Belfrod, Robert Blossom


Plot: When nerdish boy Arnie Cunningham (Gordon) buys his first car a 20 year old Plymouth Fury called Christine he starts to change. Arnie gets bullied at school, controlled at home but his best friend Dennis Guilder (Stockwell) tries to help him out and give him advice but Christine has a mind of her own and starts sorting out his problems.


Verdict: A smart horror thriller

Story: Stephen King can always tell a great story and with this we get that. The idea is or was fresh when it came out a killer car was new to the over the top killer and a welcome addition. The story also tackles to ideas of not fitting in during high school and deals with bullying and being different. (9/10)


Actor Review: Keith Gordon – Arnie the young boy who gets bullied at school before buying an old car that turns him into everything he never stood for. Good performance but never really excels. (7/10)


Actor Review: John Stockwell – Dennis the popular best friend to Arnie who looks out for him and tries to talk some sense into him when he starts going off the tracks. Good supporting role but again never really excels. (7/10)


Director Review: John Carpenter – The master of horror directions creates some very creepy scenes that will make you think twice when you see a car follow you. (9/10)


Horror: Good horror that will make you scared of cars. (8/10)

Thriller: Some thrilling scenes involving the car. (8/10)

Special Effects: Good special effects throughout as well as smart use of camera to make things more horrific. (9/10)

Believability: No chance of a car coming to life. (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Settings: Most of the setting is around a small town and where the cars go but the junkyard is creepy for the cars home base. (7/10)

Suggestion: This is one for the horror fans; they will enjoy the classic tale from the master writer and director. Non-horror fans may not enjoy this. (Horror Fans Watch)


Best Part: The Flame car chase.

Worst Part: It could be gorier

Kill Of The Film: The Bullies.

Oscar Chances: No

Chances of Sequel: No


Overall: Classic horror tale

Rating 78


One comment on “Christine (1983)

  1. It came out in 83. Genius. I’m 11 and I know more than you when it comes to CHRISTINE. Like the GREATEST movie of ALL TIME.

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