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
There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, no way to stop... The Car
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James Brolin is shown stripped to his boxers in one scene, thus creating what may well be his best "beefcake" moment on the screen. See more
(at around 43 mins) As the band members run to safety , one of them gets trampled on by a rider and horse. See more
[to Lauren, as they drive past his mobile home
Just checkin' the tipi.
Referenced in The Shining
Dies Irae, Dies Illa
Traditional, thought to be written by Thomas of Celano See more