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AMC Movie List

Best Cars in Horror Movies

Not just cars: also trucks, vans, and construction vehicles. They’re hell on wheels. Which of these movies features the most awesome automotive stars?

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1 Christine
Arnie becomes obsessed with fixing up Christine, a bright-red run-down Plymouth Fury that has insidious hold on him.
598 812
2 The Car
This sleek black 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III has the most annoying honk in horror-movie history, but it still kills.
224 600
3 Maximum Overdrive
A semi-truck with a murderous attitude and a green goblin on the grill chases truck-stop patrons around the parking lot. Yield!
198 564
4 Ghostbusters
Ah, Ecto 1: a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor that was once a hearse and is now a ghostbuster's best bud. Nice career move.
179 629
5 Duel
The 1955 Peterbilt: a fine old gasoline truck that appears to terrorize loser businessman David Mann (Dennis Weaver), sans driver.
173 549
6 Death Proof
Serial-killer stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) has two deathproof cars, a 1970 Chevy Nova and a 1969 Dodge Charger. Don’t ride in either.
144 548
7 Jeepers Creepers
Road-tripping siblings (Justin Long, Gina Philips) are terrorized by one bad truck with serious body-transport desires.
125 507
8 The Evil Dead
The same battered 1973 Delta Olds 88 appears in all three Evil Dead movies. How many cars can boast a resume like that?
85 463
9 Aliens
Remember that futuristic armored personnel carrier? It looked like a cross between a tank and a Lamborghini. In a word: bitchin'.
76 502
10 The Wraith
The black, bullet-shaped 1984 Dodge M4S: only four of these concept cars were ever made. How cool is that?
70 448
11 Scooby-Doo
The Scooby gang's Mystery Machine may be covered in flowers, but it's been around more ghostly goings-on than a van-load of exorcists.
48 474
12 Joy Ride
Rusty Nail's truck is one big, nasty mofo, perfect for terrorizing the two knuckleheads (Steve Zahn, Paul Walker) trying to prank him.
31 433
13 Escape from New York
It's not the body; it's accessories like the chandelier on the hood that make the ride driven by the Duke (Isaac Hayes) so special.
25 413
14 The Hearse
A ghostly hearse creeps around on cat wheels and scares the bejabbers out of divorcee Trish Van Devere (Jane Hardy).
-48 350
15 The Love Bug
Herbie, the cutesy Volkswagen-racing Beetle, isn't evil, but a car with a mind of its own is always kind of creepy.
-66 426
16 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Looking like a Rube Goldberg machine on wheels, it morphs, it flies, and it sets up kids to be disappointed by every car they ever own.
-95 397
17 Killdozer
A meteorite falls to earth, containing a bulldozer. Think of the damage a possessed bulldozer can do. Not so funny now, is it?
-113 363
18 Blood Car
In the near future, gas will cost $40 a gallon. Good thing this little sedan runs on the ultimate alternative fuel: blood. Fill 'er up!
-137 337
19 Death Car on the Freeway
Think Duel, except with an unseen psycho in a van punishing women who don't know their place, which is apparently not on the freeway.
-137 327