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Time to buy a new Car

At the risk of getting autobiographical…

I grew up in a single parent home. My mother couldn’t drive. My grandfather did the driving, taking us into town for groceries once a week and such, but by the time I was old enough to start developing memories he was already suffering through the late stages of emphysema. I was, compelled by circumstances, a homebody. We didn’t get to go to the movies much. Before the development of the VCR when I was a little older, the TV was my lifeline. As such, there were certain movies that served to shape me into the person I am today, movies that made indelible and undeniable impacts in my psyche during my formative years, in all the right ways. One of those movies was THE CAR. Even edited for television when it first aired in 1979 or 1980 (I was in second grade, or maybe third) it was scary AF. I loved it.

THE CAR is a Monster movie. The titular automobile is a supernatural predator that has merely taken on the shape of a car. The vehicle itself was custom-made work of vehicular art, as scary in its relative way to the classic designs Jack Pierce did for Universal decades prior.

Now you can own your own to-scale replica of THE CAR. It’s a tad too pricey for me, otherwise I would most assuredly have it. (Fortunately I did manage to locate a Hot Wheels car a few years back that bears a strong resemblance to the Car.) You can purchase your very own here.

The Evil Cheezman • February 3, 2019

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