Volkswagen has been a part of movie and television culture as long as it has existed; as a prop, a character, and a way to get around.
This Volkswagen in the movies is brought to you by The Cars That Ate Paris aka The Cars that Eat People. Starring John Meillon, Terry Camilleri, Chris Heywood, and Bruce Spence. The Volkswagen Beetle with spikes that is destorying the small Australian outback town was modeled on the Australian animal, the spiny anteater, which is also known as an echidna. The animal is similar to a hedgehog or porcupine. All these animals feature spines on their backs.