"Road Rageaholic"

Films: Duel (1971)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made...maybe Natural behind the wheel?

Location: Desert

Height/Weight: That of an average truck.

Affiliation: Evil

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.

Powers/Abilities: None

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.

Image Gallery

If only this was taking place in Alaska.

Road signs are going to war. What even?

Because how can you reason with something that might actually not be alive?

An accurate depiction of when you meet the business end of a wheel.

Pac-Man morphed into a car!

"Time freezes ZA WARUDO!"

Imagine if it was a Pinto going up against the rig.

Would you believe Death's rig is bigger?

Well, that didn't last long.

With that, the movie's over.

So...it was a dragon controlling the rig?

FRAG! That's even worse! A Dragon Rig!

It was at this moment the rig knew...it fragged up.