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
Is it s phantom, a demon, or the Devil himself?
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Did You Know?
Twelve men worked on building four versions of "the car" for the movie for ten months. Construction took eight weeks. Many safety devices and mechanisms had to be installed for occupational safety reasons so as to protect the stuntmen who would be riding inside them. See more
At the start of the film Wade delivers an intelligible line while brushing his teeth vigorously. This is of course impossible and the line was obviously dubbed with much milder mangling. See more
[complaining about Morris' french horn
And if I hear another sound out of that thing, I'll ram it so far up your ass, you'll be farting music for a year.
[thoughtfully considering the idea
Wouldn't that be fantastic? Farting music. For a year!
Referenced in Serial Mom
Dies Irae, Dies Illa
Traditional, thought to be written by Thomas of Celano See more