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Stephen King Week: Derek Looks Back at Christine

28 October 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The titular character in 1983’s Christine—a ’58 Plymouth Fury with a violent temper—always intrigued me, but it was the friendship caught in her headlights that really captivated me.

My fascination with John Carpenter’s killer car flick appropriately started with its source material. Perusing the shelves at a used bookstore in the late summer following my senior year of high school, I picked up a copy of Stephen King’s Christine—the Signet paperback version with the chrome letters and zooming skull on the cover. I was already a King lifer at that point and the midnight movie vibe of this particular novel made it a must-buy.

For a while it sat on my shelf amongst many other “to be read” books, but when September rolled around, I was compelled to crack open its cover. Post high school, I was scribbling notes at the local community college while a »

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