Friday, March 21, 2008

Malefic Automobiles (pt. 1)

From Voodoo folklore: "According to popular belief [malefic sorcerers] do their nocturnal raids in motor-cars. A few years ago there was much talk in Port-au-Prince of a 'tiger car' (auto-tigre) which took people away at night to 'eat' them."

This tale anticipates the emergence of a horror film subgenre in the late 1970s in which malefic, possessed automobiles terrorize American communities. This is the first in a short series of posts showcasing trailers for these films.


Steven Spielberg - Duel (1971)





Elliot Silverstein - The Car (1977)

1 comment:

Bruce said...

And don't forget Killdozer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzqhAmP-gq4
The movie inspired the band Killdozer. The band was covered by Teeth of Lions Rule The Divine. Just to bring the circle round to Wisconsin,