To celebrate Halloween, we’ve rounded up 10 of the spookiest vehicles. Ranging from imaginary cartoons to historical machines of horror, check out the Top 10 scariest on-screen cars. Do you have a favourite Halloween car? Comment and let us know!
1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance/Hearse AKA the Ecto-1 – Ghost Busters (1984)
Arguably the most iconic vehicle in pop culture history, the Ecto-1 is a unique creation from the Miller-Meteor company. This ambulance and hearse combination was created from a Cadillac professional chassis and heavily modified to fulfil its purpose of capturing and transporting gruesome ghouls across New York City.
1958 Plymouth Fury – Christine (1983)
Don’t be fooled by this car’s inviting appearance, Christine is the most deadly car in cinema. The difference between Christine and our other selections is that the murderer is not driving or in the car, she IS the car. This 1980’s classic taken from the mind of Stephen King puts a new spin on the meaning of horror cars. “How do you kill something that can’t possibly be alive?”
1957 Ford Fairlane – Psycho (1960)
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror Psycho immortalised the Ford Fairlane. After stealing over $40,000 dollars and hitting the road, protagonist Marion Crane stops at Bates Motel to take a rest, only to meet Norman Bates. The rest, as they say, is history.
1965 Chevrolet Sports Van AKA the Mystery Machine – Scooby-Doo (1969)
Perhaps not the scariest of vehicles, but the most iconic when it comes to spookiness. The infamous Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo is rumoured to have been modelled on a VW Microbus, or a 1965 Chevrolet Sports Van. The van has enough space to drive the gang around from mystery to mystery, with plenty of extra room for Scooby snacks. Have a different idea on what the mystery machine is modelled on? Comment and let us know!
1972 Ford Club Wagon – Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
This classic Hollywood slasher movie would not be complete without the eery Ford Club Wagon. That’s all we’ll say on this one!
1933 Packard V-12 – The Addams Family (1964-1966)
The most loved spooky family in history first appeared on our screens back in the 1960s as a TV series. There is a new animated movie heading to cinemas ready for Halloween 2019, featuring the voices of Charlize Theron, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, even Bette Midler and Snoop Dogg! One to take the kids to the cinema to watch, if only as an excuse to go and see it yourself.
1941 Chevrolet Heavy-Duty COE Delivery Truck – Jeepers Creepers (2001)
This heavily rusted vehicle is host to one of the strangest monsters in the movies. Although he didn’t speak one word throughout the entire film, The Creeper still manages to be one of the spookiest scary movie mutants. The 1938 song of the same name adds to the eeriness of the film. The original truck is now owned by a private collector in Maryland, USA.
1968 VW Beetle – Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
One of the most notorious serial killers in modern history attached a dark edge to the VW Beetle, as Ted Bundy lured female victims to his model throughout the 1970s. It’s been 30 years since the serial killer’s death by electric chair, and the 2019 movie sparked much controversy. Many accused the biographical picture of glorifying the killer, particularly with the casting of Zac Efron as Ted Bundy. What do you think?
1967 Pontiac LeMans – Night of the Living Dead (1968)
When the zombies come, one place you do not want to be is at a graveyard. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens in the Night of the Living Dead. Barricading themselves away and trying to escape the human flesh-hungry monsters, the movie famously features a 1967 Pontiac LeMans Sedan. The colour of the car has long been a talking point for hardcore horror fans, we reckon it’s light green – what colour would you choose?
2015 Lincoln MKC – Get Out (2017)
Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning directorial debut stars Daniel Kaluuya as Chris, a young African-American man who is unknowingly entered into a sadistic auction for control of his body when he arrives at his white girlfriends family home for the weekend. This incredible yet disturbing thriller shows the seemingly happy couple travelling upstate together in this red American SUV. “Just because you’re invited, doesn’t mean your welcome.”
Have we missed your favourite? Comment with your scary suggestions below!