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?
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
The dispatcher says the car has been spotted heading "north on Interstate 12". Even-numbered Interstate highways run east-west, and Interstate 12 is entirely within the state of Louisiana, running along the north side of Lake Ponchartrain. See more
Are you gonna stand there philosophizing, or are you gonna buy me a drink? You're not smart enough to do both.
References Sesame Street
Dies Irae, Dies Illa
Traditional, thought to be written by Thomas of Celano See more