Summer, 1978.  School’s out and nerdy Arnie Cunningham, the butt of the school bullies, buys a car.  No ordinary car – a huge red and white ’58 Plymouth Fury with rusted chrome fenders, cracked, faded leather work and a shattered windscreen.  Arnie’s mate Dennis reckons it’s only fit for the scrap-yard.  But Arnie makes a deal with the wily owner of the car, Roland LeBay.  Arnie sets to work feverishly, determined to restore Christine to her former glory.  As the ‘new’ car emerges, Arnie begins to undergo an uncanny transformation.  Inexplicable accidents begin to occur and it seems that a dark and gruesome history is repeating itself…