15. SHERILYN FENN AS KERI JOHNSON IN THE WRAITH (1986)
The horror genre has a notable history of killer car pics, from the really good (John Carpenter’s 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s Christine
) to the infamously wretched (King’s lone directorial effort Maximum Overdrive
). Somewhere closer to Maximum Overdrive
lies The Wraith
, a convoluted ’80s romp about a ghostly apparition (played by Charlie Sheen) that drives an all-black sports coupe (based on a 1984 Dodge M4S prototype) and mows down the gang of delinquent motorists that killed him. It’s pretty lame, but at least there’s Sherilyn Fenn in her prime, heating up the screen as the brown-haired reason why The Wraith has come back from the dead. Well, other than bloody vengeance. Alone-time with Fenn, circa ’86, easily trumps cheesy death scenes, though.