This weekend, as is my wont, I was looking for something to ignore while I wrote awesome stuff for Major Spoilers, only to land on John Carpenter’s masterpiece, “Christine.”  Needless to say, I didn’t get any writing done for 110 minutes, and lost a little sleep that night as well.  The thing about a good movie monster is making it terrifying, but somehow still relatable, and what’s more relatable than an automobile?  Especially an automobile with emotions, boundless infernal rage and an unquenchable thirst for blood, right?  I mean, we’ve all been there on a Monday morning, leading to today’s 315 horsepower query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) might be able to make a case for Stripe from ‘Gremlins’, whose teeth alone are a nightmare, asking: What movie monster is more terrifying than Christine in your eyes?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Based on the fact that the game Alien: Isolation kept me terrified and in suspense to the point that it drove me right out of the game, I’m gonna say the Alien.

    Runner-up to Freddy Krueger, because I’m such a heavy sleeper that staying awake when I want to sleep is virtually impossible. As soon as 24-36 hours pass, I’m a sitting duck.

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