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
What evil drives... The Car
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Did You Know?
There were four cars built for the movie. One was used for close-ups whilst three were used for stunt work. Two of the cars were destroyed in the course of making the movie. One of the cars is kept in a private collection. See more
Shortly before The Car rolls over to crash the two police cars, there is a shot from the backseat of one police car, behind the driver. The driver is a dummy, the head is just a simple ball with a hat on top, especially it has no ears nor hair. See more
Wade... there's something I... I wanna tell you about last night. Well, the old lady... well, Chas, he didn't translate everything that she said.
What do you mean?
Well, uh... she said... there was no driver in the car.
Dies Irae, Dies Illa
Traditional, thought to be written by Thomas of Celano See more