ByDania Lerman, writer at Creators.co
Dania Lerman

It's a drag when your car breaks down. You call Triple A, pay for a tow truck, and miss out on wherever it was you were going. But in movies, it's less of a pain, and more like a freakin' death sentence! Every scene with a dead engine could literally be replaced with the word "doom." Check it out:

1) The Hills Have Eyes (1977, 2006)

It was just a family on a road trip... until they got tricked into driving through a desert. Since they only had enough gas for what they were told was a "shortcut", their car inevitably breaks down, leaving them properly stranded as dinner for the local cannibals (who, by the way, happen to be super deformed and MAD creepy looking).

Level of being F****D: 5/5

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2) Breakdown (1997)

Aptly titled, we've got another breakdown in the middle of the desert. Husband and wife Jeff and Amy are road tripping across the country to their new home in Cali. But instead of being hunted down by cannibals, their engine had, without their knowledge, been tinkered with, in an elaborate plan to have Amy kidnapped. She falls right in the trap when she hitches a ride to a nearby diner in search of help. She fails to return, and Jeff embarks on a very frantic mission to find her.

Level of being F****D: 4/5

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3) Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Well... by the end of the movie they've lost their money, Lamborghini, and a significant chunk of their dignity. All that's left is the moped they swapped their van for, which, sure enough, almost immediately breaks down. The movie ends with them walking home to Rhode Island from Colorado... brutal.

Level of being F****D: 3/5

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4) The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

It's year 2022, and one night a year everyone is allowed to break the law - even murder. If you're not the type to participate, the best thing to do is hide with your family in a quadruple-padlocked cellar. For an unfortunate married couple, this was more or less their plan - to drive home and hunker down with their kids. But before they reach the house their car breaks down, and deathly chaos ensues.

Level of being F****D: 4/5

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5) House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

To be fair, the kids were asking for it. Two teenage couples spend Halloween driving around the country in hopes of exploring some urban legends about murder... I mean... come ON guys! If they're such dedicated horror fans, they should KNOW that road tripping ends in disaster. Obviously their car breaks down, and they're shortly captured by a sadistic, backwater family of serial killers... DUH!

Level of being F****D: 5/5

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So, morale of the story is to STAY IN YOUR F****ING CAR!!

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