Monday, August 13, 2012

The Most Important Object in the Universe

It’s no secret to my friends that I’m a sucker for all macabre things pertaining to the genres of horror and dark fantasy. So there’s no surprise one of my things is classic cars (and scary coaches, they make me drool). Stephen King had ‘Christine’, ‘Evil Dead’ had the 1973 Delta Olds 88, and television has the 1967 Chevy Impala on ‘Supernatural’.  What is it about cars that fascinate us, especially in horror? Perhaps it is the subconscious fear of the ever present possibility of a car accident. After all, we ride around in our little cages of love practically every day. I can’t even fathom how many hours in our lives we spend driving.

                Then there is the ever present spookiness of driving along a deserted road in the dead of the night—add some fog into that, and wah-lah!—the perfect moment to get your imagination conjuring the direst of fates. Where will the road take you? And, who’s that sitting in the back seat?! Oh, it’s just me … mwahahahaha!

                I had the pleasure of meeting some really rockin’ folks with the Cinema Classics Car Club, and they are a club I would be proud to be a part of (if only I had a classic movie car). Here is their link:

                They boast an impressive list of cars in their club: The Nova from Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’, and the Mustang, and the ‘Supernatural’ Chevy Impala. How cool is that! So here you are folks, my photo opportunity to scratch off my bucket list:


Death Proof:

Thank you Tod, Julia, and Vincent for a superb day with new friends!

...And I can't keep this photo out, 'cuase as a kid, I was a fan too:

Don't Hassel the Hoff



Musing Sallie said...

This is excellent. You had me at "Christine."

I haven't read much horror I'm wondering if I can fit some Koontz in.

Nishi Serrano said...

Yup, I've always enjoyed Koontz, and all the other greats like McCammon and Lumley.

Gary Val Tenuta said...

To echo Musing Sallie (Mustang Sally's real name?)... "You had me at "Christine" all time favorite movie car. If fact, it's one of my all time favorite movies, period.

Nishi Serrano said...

Yeah, Christine is a definite classic, Stephen King is a master.