By 1983, Stephen King was already something of a household name, so when he published and adapted his novel about a sentient 1958 Plymouth Fury named Christine, the horror audience was prepared for something great. In the years prior to Christine, Brian De Palma adapted King's breakout novel Carrie, and Tobe Hooper brought Salem's Lot into homes. The same year Christine was in cinemas, we also got adaptations of King's novels Cujo and The Dead Zone.
Over the years Christine has become one of Stephen King's most memorable stories, to the extent that, in the 2014 film Cooties, there is a recurring joke about the main character, who wants to be a horror novelist, writing a book about a man who falls in love with an evil boat - an obvious play on the relationship between Arnie Cunningham and his car, Christine.
Yet, for all that, Christine is often overlooked when discussing King's adaptations, even though it's the only time King and horror master John Carpenter collaborated on a film.
In The Film, Christine Is The True Villain, Unlike In The Novel Where She Is Possessed By Her Previous Owner
'Christine' Turns The High School Love Story On Its Head
The Relationship Between Christine And Arnie Is Genuinely Believable
The Evil Car Is Never Treated As A Joke