AutoWeek's Trick or Treat List
It wouldn't be Halloween without a little car fun. So we asked a couple of our writers to hand out their picks for "scary" cars.
First up: Kevin A. Wilson and his list of Screen Horrors.
Kevin says: "Maybe not the scariest cars ever, but neither are most Halloween costumes or supposedly 'scary' movies."
Christine: Stephen King's 1958 Plymouth Fury. Not a great book or film, but c'mon, you never felt possessed by a car?
The Delta's Deathmobile from Animal House: If cars went trick-or-treating, they'd dress like this and show up at your door. Give it a beer and this '64 Lincoln Continental will go quietly.
The 1960 Peterbilt 281 from Duel: Steven Spielberg's 1971 made-for-TV film stars Dennis Weaver and this tanker that still comes to mind whenever a semi looms too large in the rearview mirror (recently for sale here: www.motoexotica.com/inventory/2544/1960_Peterbilt_Tanker__.htm).
The Ford Mustang from Death Race: There are scarier-looking vehicles in this dumb flick, but this one has Jason Statham at the wheel.
The Mad Max Interceptor from Road Warrior: A 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe. If Jason Statham wants to be Mel Gibson, his Mustang wants to be Interceptor.
The 1928 Porter from My Mother the Car: How scary is your mom? How scary is your mom reincarnated into the body of an old car and living in your garage? AHHHHHH!
Also, we got a scary list from J. P. Vettraino.
Porsche 911 GT3: Scary in that it may not allow you to retain a valid operator's license.
Honda Civic Si: Scary good wheels for the money.
Toyota Camry: Scary that it's probably a hazardous slow-moving chicane.
BMW X6 M: Scary that people actually buy them.
Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor: Scary that the municipal coffers are drained.
(Pictured: It doesn't look so scary, but the 1958 Plymouth Fury from Christine had a way of possessing you.)
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