She was born in Detroit… on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is Christine – a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way. She seduces 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham (KEITH GORDON), who becomes consumed with passion for her sleek, rounded, chrome-laden body. She demands his complete and unquestioned devotion and when outsiders seek to interfere, they become the victims of Christine’s horrifying wrath.
“Made at the height of Reaganism in American cinema, Christine offers a nuanced and aesthetically vibrant counterpoint to nostalgia-laden films of the mid-1980s. Unlike a film like Back to the Future which indulges in, as much as it portrays, outdated ideals related to race, gender and society, Christine brings those values to the modern age, revealing them to be broken and oppressive.” Vague Visages
“If both the book and film Christine only seemed to add fuel to the notion that King’s brand of horror was in serious danger of overexposure 30 years ago, the film’s reputation has since put the pedal to the metal, burning serious rubber as one of the most viscerally satisfying King flicks this side of Carrie and The Shining.” – Slant
- 11/8 | 10:00PM