Films: The Cars that Ate Paris (1974)
Alias: Various, most notably the spiked car
Location: Civilized area
Height/Weight: That of average small automobiles.
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 façade 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.
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?