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We like our Halloween flicks to feature a whole lot of car-nage. But when was the last time you saw Jason, Chucky, Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers behind the wheel of a killer car? Exactly. Here are 11 horror car movies to watch on Halloween

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The Car, 1977 Starring James Brolin and Kathleen Lloyd Often referred to as Jaws on wheels, the tagline for this movie read: “There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, no way to stop ... THE CAR.” Did anyone think to turn off the ignition?

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Maximum Overdrive, 1986 Starring Emilio Estevez. Emilio Estevez leads a human uprising against a homicidal group of machines (mostly trucks backed by lawnmowers, an electric knife and other previously inanimate objects). Behold the power of cheese.


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4. Trucks, 1997 Starring Timothy Busfield TV remake of Maximum Overdrive done on the cheap. U-turn, U-die! ... of boredom.

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Death Race 2000, 1975 Starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone Campy classic isn’t really a horror movie per se but is top-drawer low-budget trash filled with mindless death and destruction.


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Dead End, 2003 Starring Ray Wise, Alexandra Holden Family on a Christmas road trip to visit relatives takes a wrong turn down a dead end. Uh oh. Should’ve invested in a Garmin.


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The Cars That Ate Paris, 1974 Starring Terry Camilleri, John Meillon Bizarre dark comedy/horror in which the residents of a small Australian town make a killing in the spare auto parts industry.


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The Wraith, 1986 Starring Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Randy Quaid Charlie Sheen drives a juiced-up black Dodge, gets the girl (quelle surprise) and exacts revenge on some small-town thugs. ’Nuff said.

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Duel, 1971 Starring Dennis Weaver A young Steven Spielberg directs this made-for-TV tome in which a wussy businessman is terrorized repeatedly by a mysterious unseen truck driver through the California desert. Talk about road rage.

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Joy Ride, 2001 Starring Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski Duel redux. A road trip from Colorado to New Jersey turns sour when two brothers play a prank via CB radio on a lonely trucker. Mayhem ensues. Ten-four, good buddy.

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Death Proof, 2007 Starring Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson Part of director Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse double feature, Kurt Russell is a psychopathic stunt man who stalks young women before murdering them in staged car accidents using his "death-proof" stunt car. Fasten your seatbelts.

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