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
Is it a phantom, a demon, or the Devil himself?
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Did You Know?
Some of the film's foreign language titles had the following literal English translations: "Mechanical Hell" (France); "The Black Car" (Italy); "The Devil on Wheels" (Germany) and "The Car: Devil's Machine" (Portugal). See more
Crew can be seen moving around in the reflection of "The Car" bumper in a close up towards the end the the cemetery scene See more
[taunting the car's unseen driver
Hey, you! Why don't you get outta your big ugly car, huh? We'd like to see what you look like. I'd like to see what a creep like you looks like!
[the car angrily drives around in circles and then stops
Well, come on, come on, get outta your car, huh? Let us all see what a lunatic son of a bitch you are! Come on, crawl out! I'll let you crawl out! Oh, I got your story now! I see! As long as you're in your car, you're big, and you're bad! Come on, let me tell you...
Referenced in The Hearse
Music by John Philip Sousa See more