Come on, big guy. Let’s go for a ride. Let’s cruise…
― Stephen King, Christine
This Halloween, Neon Dreams again transforms into Neon Nightmares, and you’re riding shotgun. On Saturday, October 28th we salute two legends of horror—from both the literary and film world—with our screening of John Carpenter’s revved up 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel CHRISTINE.
Carpenter’s take on King’s brand of suspense is the most reserved, deliberately-paced, and psychologically terrifying film of his career. On its surface, a supernatural tale of a 1958 Plymouth Fury possessed by hell; at its core, a character-driven, mind-unravelling nightmare about a high school nerd (Keith Gordon) and his descent into madness as his obsession with the titular vehicle accelerates.
Dismissed upon its original release, CHRISTINE has since developed a cult following and demands to be revisited for its powerhouse performances (did we mention Robert Prosky and Harry Dean Stanton provide supporting roles?), outstanding practical effects (Christine’s regeneration scenes are mind-blowing), and key John Carpenter score. If you get behind the wheel of ONE vehicle this Halloween, make it CHRISTINE. Just don’t piss her off.
This screening and others are made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsor Hollywood Suite. As always this will be a fully licensed event featuring a fabulous on-screen pre-show and great prizes before the film. Be sure to arrive early!
This is a licensed event.
Saturday, Oct 28 - 8:00pm