QOTD: What's the Best Halloween Movie, Car Related or Not?
Today is Halloween. Appropriately, a spooky fog blanketed Chicago, where I make my home, earlier today.
Halloween means costumes, candy, and horror movies. I asked recently what the best fall/autumn movie was that WAS NOT a horror movie. Now, I am asking what the best horror movie is. As well as the best car-themed horror movie, or even the best car that is prominent in a horror/Halloween movie.
It's a multi-part question because, well, I was afraid Stephen King's Christine would dominate if it was just "best car-themed movie". Even the "horror car" question would probably be dominated by Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine and the Ecto-1 from the Ghostbusters franchise.
So this is open. Want to vote for a Halloween/horror movie that's car-themed? Go for it. Want to talk about a car associated with spooky movies? Feel free. Want to just talk about horror movies and ignore the automotive aspect? Fine by me.
This is where I confess I've never been a huge horror fan. When I was a kid, many of these movies scared me. When I got older and less terrified, I found many of these movies just weren't good.
That's not to say I don't totally ignore the genre. As a child of the '80s, I have always been a huge fan of Ghostbusters, including the two recent movies, though Afterlife was a bit disappointing. Other horror comedies have caught my eye over the years. And my lady friend, who is a huge horror fan, has tried to get me more into the genre. At the very least I've tried to go back and check out the classics I missed.
That's a long way of saying I don't have a favorite horror movie, though I think the first Halloween is really well done. So is the first Scream. That said, I haven't even seen Christine!
Hopefully, you've got more experience with frightening fiction than I do. Tell us about it below.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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