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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 »

- Derek Anderson

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Christine Blu-ray Slated for September 29th Release

21 July 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

John Carpenter's depiction of Stephen King's killer ’58 Plymouth Fury is coming back out on Blu-ray—this time in a wide release (Twilight Time released 3,000 Christine Blu-rays in 2013). reports that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set a September 29th release date for the Christine Blu-ray, which should give horror fans more than enough time to have it on their shelves by the time Halloween movie marathon season hits.

No special features have been announced, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements. Directed by Carpenter (and also featuring an eerie score he crafted with Alan Howarth) from a screenplay Bill Phillips penned based on King's novel of the same name, Christine stars Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Harry Dean Stanton, and Christine Belford.

Synopsis: "Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. »

- Derek Anderson

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