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Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Christine (1983) Video

In Stephen King‘s Christine (1983) film, John Carpenter took a directorial stab at this movie adaptation film leaving viewers with a killer car able to regenerate itself. A purely evil menacing and homicidal car is not easy to pull off and Carpenter did a good job coming right off of his masterpiece The Thing (1982). This John Carpenter film deviates a lot from the Stephen King book and this video by Minty Comedic Arts details many of the fun things you may not know about Christine.


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Top 10 Stephen King’s Christine (1983) Facts

  1. Stephen King determined that he wanted Christine to be a Plymouth Fury because it was a forgotten car.

  2. John Carpenter’s Christine (1983) went into production before Stephen King’s Christine book was published.

  3. John Carpenter insisted he wanted unknown actors in the movie because they were more relatable. Kevin Bacon, Scott Baio, and Brook Shield were considered, but Carpenter had his way.

  4. The studio wanted an R rating for Christine and Carpenter had to fight for that rating. The studio wanted the rating to draw in the teenagers.

  5. Christine was considered a disappointment to King and Carpenter because it only made 21 million at the box office.

  6. While Christine is on her murder sprees, the windows are dark tinted both hiding the stuntman driving the car and leaving the viewer to wonder if Arnie is driving the car.

  7. The deleted scenes make Arnie’s girlfriend, and friend seemed like backstabbers and was rightfully cut from the final cut.

  8. Darnell’s death was much more gruesome in the book.

  9. Both Halloween (1978) and Christine were filmed in the same neighborhood and take place in 1978. Both Michael Myers and Christine are pure evil personified.

  10. The movie Christine deviates from the book significantly.

Christine (1983)

Directed by John Carpenter


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Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

Official Synopsis: In 1957, in Detroit, a red Plymouth Fury is built and is the cause of two accidents, one of them fatal, still in the assembly line. Twenty-one years later, the outcast and bullied nerd Arnold "Arnie" Cunningham is getting a ride with his best and only friend Dennis Guilder and he sees the wrecked car for sale in a garden. Arnie immediately falls in love with the car. The car was given the name Christine by its first owner. He brings the car to a repair shop of the despicable Will Darnell and works hard to restore the classic car. While he works in the restoration, he changes his personality to a cocky teenager and he dates the most beautiful girl in the high-school, Leigh Cabot. Soon Arnie becomes selfish and jealous of the supernatural Christine that kills everyone that is a threat to them.
Cast: Joe Unger, Harry Dean Stanton, Stuart Charno, Kelly Preston, John Michael Quinn, Art Evans, Bruce French, Richard Collier, John Richard…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Mystery