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The Car
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Posted on 04/21/2012 8:47:00 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA

The Car is a good example of how restraint in the horror genre can work. It honors the tradition of real suspense movies by hinting at more than it shows, and inferring more than it explains. From the cryptic opening quote by Anton Le Vey to the ending in which the two main characters disagree on whether this is really the end, this "demon car" film keeps asking more questions than it answers. For some, this will bring frustration, for others, it makes the movie that much more fascinating. The "body count" is a total of 10 people, with no explicit scenes. And there are no "anonymous" killings. Each victim is named and acknowledged as a real human being and a loss. This is a refreshing departure from gore-fests. I'd rate it a 7 1/2.


TOPICS: Humor; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: brolin; movies; stupid
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Isn't this the stupidest and greatest horror movie of the late 70's?


1 posted on 04/21/2012 8:47:03 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

One of the best movies you’ll ever see.

I know everytime I went outside as a kid, I kept an eye on my parents car.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 8:52:30 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

THE CAR (1977, trailer) James Brolin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFWea3Eu97E


3 posted on 04/21/2012 8:53:51 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Shadowstrike

I dialed it up on Netflix tonight just for fun. It is a lot more fun in color. Last time I saw it was on my moms Black and White in the bedroom 30+ years ago.


4 posted on 04/21/2012 8:54:38 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Everytime I know he movie is on, I watch it. Another car movie of a somewhat supernatural nature is the 1986 Charlie Sheen movie, "The Wraith." IIRC, it was about a bunch of punk bullies who went after this one kid plus they would force people to race against them and if they lose, the loser gave up their car to them. One girl in the film was in an abusive relationship with one off the punks after the punks killed the older brother, Jamie, of the kid, Billy, who wanted to date her. A mysterious driver shows up and drove a powerful car where he takes on the punks where they die off one by one when the mysterious driver challenged them with the exception of the nerdy punk, which was not involved in the murder and turned good. The car was a Chrysler concept car and if you look hard enough, you can see the Chrysler star emblem.

Charlie Sheen shows up and befriends Billy and is later revealed to by the mysterious driver and the ghost of Jamie who came back to avenge his death and help his kid brother.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 9:14:15 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I watched this recently on Netflix. Another great movie of the hell-on-wheels genre is The Duel with Dennis Weaver.


6 posted on 04/21/2012 9:35:13 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Lazlo in PA

There is no driver in....The Car


7 posted on 04/21/2012 9:40:26 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Lazlo in PA

I still remember this great movie the first time I saw it when I was a kid.

Christine is my favorite evil car movie though. This one is second.


8 posted on 04/21/2012 9:42:38 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Amberdawn
The Dual is the greatest movie, EVER. Best Spielburg thing ever...


9 posted on 04/21/2012 9:44:31 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA; shibumi

Yes.

I both loved and feared The Car.

“Race With The Devil” is another schlocky but terrifying 70’s flick.


10 posted on 04/21/2012 9:58:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

ah, but did you watch it in the dark?

Now that was scary.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 9:59:19 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Another guilty pleasure.

[ever seen “Gargoyles”? creepy good]


12 posted on 04/21/2012 10:00:27 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Or....is there?

/cue spooky music


13 posted on 04/21/2012 10:01:42 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Best worst move ever

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068615/

Killer frogs.

Seriously.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 10:03:02 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Lazlo, do you like roman polanski’s “the tenant”? That’s the best one, to me. From before he lost his wife, I think.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 10:06:41 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Salamander
That is not sclhoc? Loretta Switt and Warren Oats.Good stuff.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 10:06:46 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I was 14 and we saw it at the drive in.

I was scared to death the whole way home.

It didn’t help much that my dad kept taking us on vacation to backwater weird places where everybody acted like the locals in the movie.

I got my mom and my aunt so worked up whilst camped in a seemingly deserted campground overlooking Pilot Mountain during a full moon rising that they insisted the guys pack up the trailers and find someplace else with “lights and civilization”.

LOL


17 posted on 04/21/2012 10:11:25 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Almost anything with a 70’s Peter Fonda in it qualifies as schlock, to me.

Dirt Mary/Crazy Larry
Wild Angels
The Trip
Futureworld

He couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag.

His only saving grace was Easy Rider and Hopper stole the show, anyway.

The upside is that sometimes you’ll find the infinitely insane Bruce Dern co-starring...;D
:)


18 posted on 04/21/2012 10:17:23 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

19 posted on 04/21/2012 10:23:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

?


20 posted on 04/21/2012 10:34:25 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

I am loaded...


21 posted on 04/21/2012 10:36:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

22 posted on 04/21/2012 10:37:08 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Lazlo in PA; Salamander
You want Horror? How about ~Whoreor~?

You want Schlock? How about Shock, Schlock and Sex?

The year - 1965. The Director - Russ Meyer. The Film -

Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!



Featuring that triad of bisexual vixens, Tura Satana, Haji and Lori Williams -



Which became the inspiration for this Rock Epic.

("I never try anything. I just do it. Wanna try me?)

23 posted on 04/21/2012 10:37:37 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

http://www.binsearch.info/?q=[41218]+the+car&max=250&adv_age=1100&server=


24 posted on 04/21/2012 10:58:50 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: shibumi

Right after I get done watching “Frogs”.

The Indigo snakes, geckos and anoles are about to make their move.....


25 posted on 04/21/2012 11:11:00 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: shibumi

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Easter_Bunny_Kill_Kill/70129570?trkid=2361637


26 posted on 04/21/2012 11:14:08 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99BwPL2CRyE


27 posted on 04/21/2012 11:20:07 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA; Salamander
Mo' Bettah dis way Mon!
28 posted on 04/21/2012 11:49:47 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Duel is on my top 20 list. Great movie!


29 posted on 04/22/2012 12:14:55 AM PDT by berdie
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To: Lazlo in PA
Are you the one who posted a reference to the "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)" movie with Molly Ringwold a few days ago?

I dl'd that and watched it. It was surprisingly entertaining.
30 posted on 04/22/2012 1:36:33 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: shibumi; humblegunner

When Finnish Vikings cover pop tunes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKwQKqQ8MMY

[if only Zakk had been there]

;D


31 posted on 04/22/2012 2:28:40 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I liked this film; it’s somewhat underrated, and easily dismissed as a schlock-fest. It’s not bad as horror films, especially from the supernatural horror genre. And c’mon; who wouldn’t love to actually own a car that looks like that?

A horror film I’ve recently seen, from the supernatural horror genre, which I found very good is a J-Horror film called, “Noroi”. It’s one of the films I’ve seen which genuinely made my skin crawl.


32 posted on 04/22/2012 3:46:42 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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33 posted on 04/22/2012 3:58:50 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Somehow this subject came up in a recent conversation, and I mentioned ‘The Car’. The ending gave me nightmares for years.


34 posted on 04/22/2012 4:04:04 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Lazlo in PA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QNmIf0CSPk


35 posted on 04/22/2012 4:22:18 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Lazlo in PA

That movie singlehandedly killed off the ridiculous Superfly retro kitsch that was so popular at the time. I wonder what sort of vehicle.was the basis for that dreadnought Monte Carlo? There’s a hint of late sixties Lincoln in the wheelbase and lower body, but that can’t be it, the unibody on those was notoriously flexible, to the point that doors would jam if you had to jack it up yourself to change a flat.


36 posted on 04/22/2012 5:04:23 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Lazlo in PA

My best friend and I lived about a half a mile from one another. Our treks back and forth from house to house were never the same after seeing that movie. ; )


37 posted on 04/22/2012 5:09:20 AM PDT by dubyagee ("I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.")
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To: Fresh Wind; martin_fierro

Pssst....lean in real close to your screen so I can slap you upside the head!

That’s HERESY!!!

LOL


38 posted on 04/22/2012 5:35:29 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

1969-71 Lincoln Mark III, modified by Barris Kustoms


39 posted on 04/22/2012 5:38:46 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

Must’ve slapped a truck frame under it or something, that or built twenty of them.


40 posted on 04/22/2012 5:42:07 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Scroll down to “The Car”.

They did build a bunch of them.

http://www.javelinamx.com/carstars/tvcar2.htm

I still get nauseous when I think of how many Chargers were totaled for The Dukes Of Hazzard.


41 posted on 04/22/2012 5:56:47 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
If I could have any car I wanted...:)


42 posted on 04/22/2012 6:03:40 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

How would Joe Bob Briggs rate it?


43 posted on 04/22/2012 7:30:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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44 posted on 04/22/2012 7:43:36 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Salamander

I was so bummed when I found out the blower was a prop and powered by an electric motor.


45 posted on 04/22/2012 7:48:45 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Salamander

I’m rather fond of these:

http://crwpitman.deviantart.com/art/1972-Buick-Riviera-15885745


46 posted on 04/22/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Tijeras_Slim

/salamander has fingers in ears singing LA LA LA LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU

;D

[still looked wicked cool]

Back when my trike was just plain black, I wanted to put “INTERCEPTOR” on the back.

Hubby said no.
Said it ‘might give me ideas’.

[he had to cut apart and refab the whole fiberglass body and buy hard to find wheels because I wanted a “Mad Max” look]

There’s a really old stone bridge with a wicked arch to it on the back road.
He still freaks out when I stand on the foot pegs, lean down over the tank and go airborne ribbing over it.

Meh.
That’s why I have ~shocks~, isn’t it?

I make my own fun.

;]


47 posted on 04/22/2012 8:00:30 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Oh, that is SO retro badass!

Everything they build now is generic ‘happy little ovoid’ crap.

Truth be told, I would *love* to have a circa mid-50’s hearse.

[it’s very practical...I could haul my dogs around in it]

;D


48 posted on 04/22/2012 8:07:33 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

What about the Challenger from”Vanishing point”. MOPAR owners cried at the end of that movie.


49 posted on 04/22/2012 8:13:01 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
And it *must* have fins.


50 posted on 04/22/2012 8:15:23 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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