I’ve always loved the tagline for the 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s Christine: “How do you kill something that can’t possibly be alive?”
I immediately thought of John Carpenter’s horror flick about King’s murderous 1958 Plymouth Fury when I heard about Rubber. Only this time it’s not an entire car on a killing spree — it’s just one lonely tire.
This might just be the most bizarre film that’s come out in recent history. I’m sure you agree! (And if you don’t, name a movie that’s stranger, please.) Rubber was written and directed by Quentin Dupieux, who’s better known in his homeland of France as Mr. Oizo, a DJ and electro-house musician. His first attempt at filmmaking was screened last May in Cannes — and then made appearances at a few other smaller festivals — and apparently the reactions were wildly mixed, with some audience members booing while others clapped.
No matter how you feel about the trailer, you’ve gotta give props to these retro-vibe posters. (And no, they didn’t misspell “tire,” they just used the British spelling for the European spot.)
If you MUST know what becomes of Robert The Tire — and the unlucky citizens of the town he decides to terrorize — then check out this release schedule to see if Rubber will be coming to a theater near you. And don’t forget to get your tires rotated, patched, washed, filled with air, or whatever else you might need to do to keep them happy. Better safe than sorry!
Be prepared! Let these redbox movies teach you about other creatures just waiting to get their hands (teeth? claws? fangs?) on some humans: