Inanimate objects often wriggle their way into horror films. We’ve seen porcelain dolls slaughter naïve victims. We’ve seen video game characters decimate the unsuspecting. And, perhaps the most lifeless menace to brutalize fleeing victims, the evil vehicle.
Four wheels (in most cases) designed to do nothing but obliterate mankind. It’s a petrifying thought when you consider all the deranged drivers behind the wheel these days. Really, how many fatal road rage incidents occur on an annual basis?
And that’s precisely the reason that killer car movies are infinitely more frightening than any other pic focused in on insensible, pulseless antagonists. We know that cars, trucks and motorcycles (this one doesn’t earn mention in this particular article, but look into Rage, a really entertaining indie moto-flick) can lead to instantaneous expiration. We understand that, be it a legitimate malfunction, a drunken fool or a crazed driver behind the wheel, there is very tangible danger that looms about automobiles. That’s real life. That’s an extremely plausible hazard. People die every day die in auto collisions.
Dig on the five greatest killer car flicks below. And please, I implore you to spill your (damn near) guaranteed disagreements, stubborn insistences, and hopefully, other recommendations. I’m a lunatic for this subgenre, and if you’ve got a recommendation to share, I’ll be more than grateful to welcome your thoughts.