"Cars 4: Buy our Toys or DIE!!!"

Films: The Cars that Ate Paris (1974)

Alias: Various, most notably the spiked car

Type: Man-Made

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of average small automobiles.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: So we have ourselves a creepy old town that profits off of death? Well, how about said town, but there's a civil war dowsed in gasoline and blood? That sounds nice.

History: No one leaves Paris, Australia. Those who enter are brought in by engineered car accidents. Those who live are lobotomized for experimentation. Those who die get their stuff taken away. The wrecked cars are turned into parts for the youth to create rather intimidating stylized cars to kill things with. But the young are up in arms with the older, richer class, so how long till Paris' friendly fa├žade is broken?

Notable Kills: The spiked car manages to get someone impaled on its hood.

Final Fate: Eventually, the youth of Paris decide to wreak havoc on their town, getting many rich folk killed, many youths killed, and most cars totaled. In the end, just about everyone decides to leave Paris except for the mayor, who grimly accepts defeat.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-No one's a friend to vehicular manslaughter, but that's what these cars were meant to do. Sadly, we never see any monster trucks, but we can save those. The most notable is the spiked-out one, for obvious reasons.

Trivia: -This film was conceived when the director witnessed several odd-looking European villages while driving down the road.

-Would you believe in 1992 they made a musical theatre version of this film?


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As well as the corruption of an entire town.

This is basically a story about utter idiocy and motor oil.

You gotta admit. That's cool.
The other title was the Eldritch man that ate Paris.


A meeting of mechanical freaks.
Considering there were no sidewalks there...yeah.


Eh. It's Australia. Anything goes.




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