One of the weirdest movies I’ve ever seen was the 2010 film Rubber. Ever heard of it? It’s pretty obscure and features what might well be the strangest premise for a feature-length movie ever conceived. The plot (if you can call it that) concerns Robert, a sentient psychic tyre.
Yes, a tyre. That’s not a euphemism – I’m talking about an honest-to-God tyre that ostensibly goes on the wheels of a car. Robert the tyre is sentient, can move of its own volition, and make things spontaneously explode. It rolls around the desert of Southern California killing people. It’s pretty insane, but at least it’s more original than The Blob, or Godzilla.
Why do I mention it, you ask? Truth is often stranger than fiction, and in this instance, that fiction is already pretty damn strange.
We’ve always been content to trust tyres up till now. They carry up from place to place in cars, bikes, motorcycles and more. Pretty much any vehicle needs hard rubber before it can effectively move, but no-one would have ever imagined that they were ever malevolent like in the movie Rubber… until a tyre was spotted in Turkey, flying in out of nowhere and attacking two men.