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John Carpenter Remakes ‘Christine’ in This Awesome Four-Minute Short Film — Watch

Note to all Hollywood directors: This is how you remake a film the cool way.

John Carpenter is giving horror fans the ultimate Halloween treat with the release of “Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998” this October. The compilation album brings together 13 of Carpenter’s most iconic movie themes, from “Halloween” to “They Live,” “The Thing,” “Starman,” and “Escape From New York.” In what could be the first of many music videos released in the lead up to the album’s debut, Carpenter has dropped the official video for the theme from “Christine,” and it’s essentially a remake of the movie in four minutes and thirty-three seconds.

“Christine” was released in December 1983 and starred Keith Gordon as an unpopular teenager whose new car, a vintage Plymouth Fury named Christine, turns out to be sentient and incredibly violent. The film was hardly one of Carptener’s biggest hits, grossing only $21 million domestically, but it became a cult favorite in the years that followed. The music video remake finds Christine hunting down a young blonde woman, played by Rita Volk.

“Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998” will be released by Sacred Bones Records on October 20. Pre-orders are now available. Watch the music video below.

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