Trucks

Trucks suddenly come to life and attack their owners.

 

Canada
1997
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Explosion
Object: 
Telephone
Toys: 
Toy Car
Teleplay: 
Short Story: 
Franchise Re-imagining
3.04
A load of you know what...
6
3.04
6
6
1
3
2
Performances
Ambiance
Effects
If a literature teacher came to you and asked you to write a story about trucks controlled by an evil entity, this is what you’d come up with. If you’ve seen 1983’s Christine and 1986’s Maximum Overdrive, you’ll either salivate or roll your eyes at Trucks, a made for TV adaptation of a short story by Stephen King. Don’t get too excited. This movie sucks. It is soulless.
The characters are paper thin. The victims exist only to drive a vehicle and die. When the curse starts affecting a toy car and murdering a random guy, you know you’re in trouble. It’s as if, around the halfway mark, the writers realized they were out of material and started panicking. All of the sudden, you've got spirits taking humanoid shapes and trucks honking at each other to communicate.
So, there you have it; one of Stephen King’s worst adaptations. It has zero character exposition, it has no sense of tragedy, it’s cold as an ice truck and it’s simple-minded. It’s not scary, not very gory, it has decent special effects but it’s not particularly generous when it comes to it. Stephen King has been down this road too often and this story has been told more efficiently.
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