11 of the spookiest cars ever: #5 the Chevy Nova from Death Proof


Kurt Russell has never been so creepy... or invincible.

Kurt Russell stars in Death Proof as a completely deranged stunt man with a very special “death proof” stunt car. In the first part of the movie, “Stuntman Mike,” (Russell) stalks 3 women to a bar, but ends up offering to take a drunken lady, Pam, home. None of the 4 women would make it home thanks to his dark, demented mind and one beefed up Chevy Nova…

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The custom “death proof” Nova is setup specifically for the driver’s safety, complete with a safety cage, but Pam is left with just a metal chair. Pam meets her gnarly end when psychotic stuntman Mike slams on the brakes and cracks her skull on the dashboard. He then goes in search of the 3 girls he had originally been following and finishes them off by ramming their Honda Civic.

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While the Nova is the first car that comes to mind when we talk about Death Proof, the movie has some pretty awesome rides in the 2nd part of the movie like the yellow Mach 1 Mustang, the 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 500, and the white Dodge Challenger (Tarantino giving a hat-tip to Vanishing Point)

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About Death Proof from IMDB:

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics.

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See more of the spookiest cars ever from Roadtrippers Rides:

#4: The Car

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#3: The Munster Koach

#2: The Happy Toyz Truck

#1: Boothill Express

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