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The Killer Steamroller is a minor antagonist in the 1986 American horror film Maximum Overdrive.

When a strange comet causes all of Earth's machines to gain sentience and become murderous, a steamroller comes to life and attacks a Little League baseball team in the middle of their game.

Appearance

The Killer Steamroller is a medium-sized light gray steamroller with a large black roller wheel and two large tires in the back.

Powers and Abilities

The Killer Steamroller possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Sentience
  • Durability
  • Ability to communicate in Morse code

Fate

The Killer Steamroller ostensibly survives to the end of the film only to be rendered non-sentient after the Earth leaves the comet's trail.

Trivia

  • The scene of the baseball-playing child getting crushed by the steamroller reportedly made Night of the Living Dead creator George Romero vomit.

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