While traveling through the desert nearby the small town of Santa Ynez on their bicycles to camp, two teenage bicyclers are murdered by a mysterious black car. Then the car hit-and-run a hitchhiker and the crime is witnessed by the local Amos Clements. Sheriff Everett puts his men in alert and plans road blocks in the area to arrest the murderer. Sooner he becomes a victim of the car and Sheriff Wade Parent begins a hunting of the vehicle that is threatening his town and seems to be impossible to be located. When his beloved girlfriend and teacher Lauren challenges the driver in a cemetery, the car hunts her in her home and Wade realizes that he might be dealing with supernatural powers. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
What evil drives... The Car
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Did You Know?
In order to give "the car" a "sinister" look as requested by director Elliot Silverstein
, car customizer George Barris
made the car's roof three inches (7.6 cm) lower than usual and altered its side fenders that same length again both higher and longer. See more
Wade's helmet appears & disappears during the desert chase scene near the end of the movie. See more
[addressing his officers
So look... I want everybody out on the streets. I want you to remember... a young man was killed today, passing through our town... and I don't like it... I don't like it at all. Goodbye.
Referenced in Bitch Slap
Dies Irae, Dies Illa
Traditional, thought to be written by Thomas of Celano See more