The thrilling and chilling time of Halloween is approaching. Fans of the season have already decorated their homes with pumpkins and images of spooky creatures. AutoBidMaster is also keeping abreast, and we offer you the chance to review the most popular vehicles that were used in your favorite mysterious TV shows and movies. Let’s dive into the scary atmosphere, recalling those warm moments of watching the top horror and fantasy films.
Chevrolet Impala from “Supernatural” (2005-2022)
Since its production, the 1967 Chevrolet Impala model has evolved from a luxury car to a low-budget family sedan. The configuration was produced for about 10 years and therefore gained considerable popularity.
Such sedans belong to the category of muscle cars—a narrow and specific vehicle group. This conditional class includes several models of popular brands that were produced in the 60s and 70s of the last century. Among them is the favorite car of the Winchester brothers.
The Impala’s trunk contained a whole arsenal of weapons used by the heroes against monsters. Over 11 seasons of the series, it’s been with the brothers through thick and thin.
By the way, Jensen Ackles, the star of the “Supernatural” series, stated that he was allowed to keep the iconic 1967 Chevrolet Impala after filming. If you are interested in this vehicle model, AutoBidMaster has something to offer you! Look at our Chevrolet Impala inventory, including the classic models from the 60s!
Chevrolet Nova from “Death Proof” (2007)
In the movie “Death Proof,” cars were given even more attention than the actors. One of the main stars can be called the blue 1970 Chevy Nova with skull and lightning images. Another vehicle is the white Dodge Challenger of 1970, on the hood of which stunt girl Zoe Bell was riding, performing one of the key film moments that can keep anyone in great tension. By the way, you can get this vehicle configuration, including that iconic one from the 70s, by taking part in our online auctions!
However, two other automobiles were used in Quentin Tarantino’s film: the 1969 Dodge Charger and the 1971 Mustang Mach 1. Their brutal and captivating style won’t leave horror film fans indifferent. At the same time, the vehicles correspond to the movie’s atmosphere. If you haven’t seen “Death Proof,” it’s high time to change that on Halloween!
🤓 Did You Know?
According to recent Empire journal research, the Ford F-150 pickup truck is the most frequently used car in horror films. This was discovered after studying over 700 vehicles from the top 50 horror films! Exciting, isn’t it?
Cadillac Miller-Meteor from “Ghostbusters” (1984)
Everyone remembers the blockbuster movie “Ghostbusters” from 1984, in which initially unlucky scientists created a company to catch ghosts and other spirits. The stunning script, directing, and acting all hit the marks, and the film became a cult for several decades! Many especially remember the logo of the ghost hunters and their spectacular car, called Ecto-1.
The idea of choosing the Cadillac Miller-Meteor for the Ectomobile came to the screenwriters thanks to the design of the car: a retro vehicle with an unusual and even strange design was needed. The huge and heavy Cadillac Miller-Meteor best suited the description of the scriptwriters. By the way, this model was most often used for ambulances and hearses in the 1960s.
When the filmmakers decided on the model, the question arose as to where to take it in the 80s. The Cadillac Miller-Meteors configuration was rare at that time. In addition, only 2,100 automobiles were built, and by the 1980s, there were even fewer of them left. Luckily, the vehicle was eventually found, and it cost the filmmakers $4,800—a lot for an old automobile that only started once in a while.
Initially, the Ectomobile was supposed to be black, but the cameramen protested. The car would be inconspicuous when shooting in the evening. Then they decided to paint the car white. It turned out great.
That’s how we remembered it: a huge strange car with flashing lights, which rushes through the city to the tune of “Ghostbusters!” — a childhood memory!
Chevrolet Sportvan 108 from “Scooby-Doo” (since 1969)
In 1969, this silly character appeared on television for the first time. For around 50 years, many cartoons, comics, and films about the adventures of an unusual dog and his friends, who are investigating various mystical crimes and secrets, have been released. Like any team, the paranormal hunters needed to move around on transport, and the heroes chose a vehicle, the real prototype of which was the 1968 Chevrolet Sportvan 108.
The Mystery Machine has gathered a lot of controversy around itself, dividing fans into several groups. Some are sure that the heroes traveled in a 1985 Volkswagen Transporter, while others claim that they were using a 1961 Ford Econoline vehicle. Despite this, the Chevrolet Sportvan 108 model is considered the canonical car of Scooby and his gang. The brainchild of Chevrolet has gained popularity that the manufacturer never dreamed of: the van was used by the police and ambulances, and also became one of the favorites of road trip enthusiasts. Sales of the vehicle grew so much that it didn’t go out of production for thirty years!
Chevrolet C-Series Pickup from “Twilight” (2008)
Another one of the popular vehicles from horror and fantasy movies is the Chevrolet C-Series pickup truck, which was manufactured in 1963. Known to fans of the “Twilight” saga as Bella’s truck, the Chevy configuration also appears in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Poltergeist.”
Interestingly, in the movie, the second-generation representative of the C-series Chevy pickup is ten years younger than the same one in the same-named novel by Stephenie Meyer. In addition, Bella was given a car as a gift by friends in the film, and in the book, by her father.
Filmmakers consider vehicles that take part in shooting as a key element, which can reveal the movie’s atmosphere or even guide a viewer through new plot lines. We hope you were able to catch the vibes of the old-fashioned, scary, and mysterious films while reading the article.
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