For anyone who has ever become obsessed with their car, this one’s for you. Christine is vicious, brutal, demonically possessed, and just so happens to be a 1950’s Plymouth Fury. When a nerdy high schooler becomes her new owner, his life is forever changed by his beloved killer car. Directed by JohnCarpenter (Halloween, TheThing) and based on the novel by Stephen King, it’s neither genius’ best work, but there are some pretty impressive visual effects. If you don’t think a car can be terrifying, think again. Christine gives new meaning to the term vehicular homicide.
Friday the 13th (1980)
You won’t see the iconic hockey mask that eventually became the symbol of this horror franchise. This one’s just a good, old-fashioned slasher in which the killer isn’t actually seen/identified until the end. The counselors of Camp Crystal Lake (including Kevin Bacon) get picked off one by one courtesy of someone who feels it is very insensitive to reopen a summer camp where Jason Voorhees drowned just a few years earlier.