YMMV / Christine

  • Author's Saving Throw: The first third of the novel is in the first person. At that point, our narrator gets sidelined — and apparently Stephen King didn't realize this was going to be a problem until he finished the chapter. So, the next third is in the third-person...
  • Awesome Music:
    • "Bad to the Bone" in this context, and "Harlem Nocturn" when Christine repairs herself for the first time.
    • Christine's first (more or less) kill wouldn't have been the Awesome Moment it was without Moochie Mix Four playing in the background.
    • Christine's "death" as she is crushed in a compactor: "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay", she is taunting everyone that they will never be rid of her.
  • Cargo Ship: Definitely. Not merely shipping, this is one of the few canonical pairings of this nature and with both being sentient, as Christine and Arnie openly love each other to the point of mutual obsession.
  • Harsher in Hindsight : Our hero getting his leg shattered, the same way King would later on...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Roland LeBay sells his used junky car. Not at all related to eBay.
  • Informed Attractiveness: There's no question that Alexandra Paul is attractive, but the boys at Arnie and Dennis's school react to Leigh as though she's the sexiest thing they've ever seen. Considering she dresses like somebody's mom and is considerably more withdrawn than other girls at the school, it's a little weird that they would be drooling over her like they are.
  • Nausea Fuel: The bullies couldn't just be satisfied by beating the hell out of Christine; they had to crap on the dashboard.
  • Stealth Pun: Christine doesn't actually belong to LeBay for most of the books, but the words his unending fury can also be read as his unending Fury. Which she is.
  • Tear Jerker: Christine mourning Arnie's death by playing their "song" (movie).
    • This turns into a Jump Scare when Leigh thought Christine died. Christine was really just having a moment of silence before resuming her rampage.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome:
    • The shots of Christine's regenerations were actually shot using mock ups that were built with more flexible materials that looked like metal which were sucked in by pumps with the film being played back in reverse to complete the effect (which was surprisingly effective).
    • This scene where Christine is on fire. The quality of the effects is what made it such a frightening scene.