2. THE CAR
Did you that the cult series Knight Rider which featured David Hasselhoff as Michael who fights crime with the help of his powerful AI car, this crime fighting car is named KITT. Another popular 80s show named ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ which featured the 1969 Dodge Charger car became the motivation for Kripke deciding to include a car on his show. He called his characters as the modern day gunslingers of the west who would fight the villains, get the girl, and walk off in the sunset at the end of the day. The boys would also need a horse for their support. He became up with the ’65 Mustang, but Kripke’s neighbor successfully convinced him to use the ’67 Chevrolet Impala. The car has a large trunk which allows Winchester to store stuff that they didn’t want anyone to see. This is a sort of masculine car which fits perfectly with the personalities of the boys.
1. STORYLINES & TONE
Majority of the SPN episodes are standalone episodes which feature a monster of the week and the inspiration for the monsters and Supernatural creatures come from urban legends, folklore tales, and different mythologies all across the world. Popular horror films such as Evil Dead 2, Ju-On, The Ring, Poltergeist, Two Sisters, An American Werewolf in London are some of the major influences on the tone of the show. The major shift to the storyline of the brotherly relationship of Sam and Dean which would drive the show for 15 years came after the creators observed the chemistry between Jensen and Jared. The reason Kripke chose Winchesters to be from Lawrence is because of the place’s connection to the notorious Stull Cemetery which is quite infamous. Kripke also originally envisioned SPN as a movie, not as a show.