Name your favorite killing machine in the movie, 'Maximum Overdrive'
Which is your favorite killing machine in "Maximum Overdrive"? And why? Included is a list of my favorite killing machines from the movie. Please feel free to add any of your own choices.
GREEN GOBLIN FACE TRUCK - The "Happy Toyz" truck definitely ranks high up in the list of vehicles that kill. It's posessed like the movie "The Car", and has a personality like the movie, "Christine". The Green Goblin Face truck practically plays as the leader of trucks that hold up the Dixie Boy truck stop.
M274 "MECHANICAL MULE" - Best remembered for its mounted M60 machine gun. The gun has the most unusual character in the movie I think. It's way of gunning down several of the characters and use of Morse Code was such a wake-up call halfway into the movie. I always did wonder why none of the diesel trucks responded when the Mule met its demise.
ARCADE GAME - The "Star Castle" arcade game had some of the craziest arcade game sound effects I ever heard. It made that video arcade so eerie looking. The murder by electrocution still holds up whenever I watch this movie. During a time where the machines are coming to life, even an arcade game can kill you.
VENDING MACHINE - This scene has probably been one of my most favorite scenes in Maximum Overdrive. Keep in mind I first watched this movie when I was about 5 years old lol. For not having any of the mobility like the possessed trucks, it sure makes one hell of an impression.
1979 ROAD ROLLER - Best remembered for it's attack on a group of kid baseball players. The steam roller just may have the best kill in the movie. It would've been awesome if it could've just had more screen time like the other machines on this list.
ICE CREAM TRUCK - Okay so you don't see the "My-T Tas-T" Ice Cream truck kill anyone in the movie, it's front end is covered with blood. You also see the truck twice in the movie. It's just another great example that the neighborhood truck your kids love to hear, can also kill you.
And the list can go and on. You have the opening Draw Bridge, the bloody Lawn Mower, the Toy Car in the dogs mouth, to even the hilarious ATM machine Stephen King approaches. My favorite by far is the Green Goblin Face Diesel. This movie is why I loved trucks while growing up as a kid. Why I loved the 80's movies in all of their Rated-R, no CGI glory. They haven't made a great killer car movie in a while. Let alone a movie like this. It's about time that they do! Although they might even screw that up with movies today. Enjoy!
*beep* if I know, Bubba. *beep* if I know." - Maximum Overdrive