Near the small desert town of Santa Ynez, a mysterious black car runs down two teenage bicyclers en route to camp, then it hit-and-runs a hitchhiker with local Amos Clements as witness. Sheriff Everett puts his men on alert and plants road blocks in the area to arrest the murderer, but soon he himself falls victim to the car. Sheriff Wade Parent leads the hunt for the vehicle that threatens their town and seems impossible to locate. When his beloved girlfriend, teacher Lauren Humphries, challenges the driver in a cemetery, the car hunts her in her home. Wade realizes he might be dealing with supernatural powers. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / revised by statmanjeff
There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, no way to stop... The Car
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Did You Know?
The main theme in the movie was a reworked version of the traditional Catholic "Dies Irae" - part of the Requiem Mass. Berlioz used this theme in the 5th movement of his "Symphonie Fantastique." Many other classical composers use this melody which was very well known to audiences up until the C20th. See more
When Wade leaves his motorcycle to return to the garage, the headlight is on. When he gets on to escape The Car, the headlight is off. See more
I shouldn't have left her.
Nothing would have changed. He would have taken you out too. I talked to her... she called me when she got back here. She could hear the engine coming down the street.
[choking back the tears
She was so frightened. I don't know... I don't know.
I know why he didn't go into the cemetery.
[Wade turns to look at Luke
I know why. There's no other reason... the ground... was hallowed.
[Wade gives Luke a skeptical glare
That's what I say... but you think about it. ...
Spoofed in Futurama: The Honking
Music by John Philip Sousa See more