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Christine (1983)

  • Salem Visitor Center 2 New Liberty Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)

When two horror powerhouses get together, it’s hard to know what to expect. Director John Carpenter’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel is imbued with the stark cinematography and underlying menace that made Halloween (1978) and The Thing (1982) horror classics. Merged with King’s sinister nostalgia Christine’s slightly absurd premise becomes a B-movie classic. When Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) gets the keys to Christine, a 1958 red and white Plymouth Fury he goes from being an outcast to the coolest guy in his high school. Unfortunately for him, Christine has plans of her own for Arnie as the film wrestles with the parts of ourselves we give up in order to be accepted.

Directed by John Carpenter
1hr 50m | Rated R

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