Films: Duel (1971)
Type: Man-Made...maybe Natural behind the wheel?
Height/Weight: That of an average truck.
Summary: The open road can be relaxing, tedious, annoying, or all three in some cases. Any road can contain its fair share of wingnuts and jackoffs waiting to make your day a Hell. It's another thing when said wingnut plans to up and send you there, though. Anyone not at the endurance level of David Mann would have been a stain on the pavement by now.
History: David Mann was already having a difficult time. He's driving in the scorching Mohave Desert, his marriage has hit a few wedges, and there's this truck driver that won't stop following him. And by follow him, we mean that this driver won't get a lick of rest until there are vultures picking at Mann's roadkill corpse. Rest assured, one car is headed for the scrap heap by the end of this duel.
Notable Kills: None.
Final Fate: Eventually, Mann manages to trick the rig into ramming his empty car off a cliff. Cue both vehicles falling into the distance.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-Having this metal monstrosity bearing down on you is bad enough, but what makes the big rig a true fright is that we have no idea why the (mostly unseen) driver has such a random beef with Mann. His motivations lie forever in mystery, and maybe it's better that way.
Trivia: -Believe it or not, this was the first film directed by a young Steven Spielberg. More inhuman oddities are to come from him later one, including a certain shark...
-The rig in question is a 1955 Peterbilt 281. Spielberg allegedly had at least four trucks to choose from, and he picked this one due to its front looking almost like a face.