Horror Lexicon #2: The Car Won't Start
|Why won't it start? From Silent Hill (2006)|
|Amy Steel cranks it, to no avail, in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).|
|Ash turns the ignition over and over, in The Evil Dead (1983)|
Jason in the Friday the 13th films, for instance, is frequently associated with nature, with thunder storms and lightning. His presence often coincides with power shorting out, and if the car won't start, it's a good guess that he is nearby, ready with the machete.
The Hearse (1980), Mother's Day (1980), Dead and Buried (1981), Friday the 13th Part II (1981), Halloween II (1981), The Howling (1981), Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D (1982), Hell Night (1982), Madman (1982), Cujo (1983), The Evil Dead (1983), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Silver Bullet (1985), The Hitcher (1986), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), Creepshow 2 (1987), Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987), Leatherface (199), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Leprechaun (1992), Sleepwalkers (1992), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Urban Legend (1996), Phantoms (1998), Jeepers Creepers (2001) and Silent Hill (2006)