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?
According to director Elliot Silverstein
, the distinctive sound the horn of The Car makes, spells out the letter X in Morse code. See more
When The Car chases the bicycle boy there is a close up of the front bumper pushing the bike's rear wheel. You can see that the chain is on the largest sprocket, so the bike is in the lowest gear. No wonder they didn't escape. See more
[to Lauren, as they drive past his mobile home
Just checkin' the tipi.
Referenced in To the Devil a Dog
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: I. 'Morning'
by Edvard Grieg See more