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 a phantom, a demon, or the Devil himself?
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Did You Know?
According to director Elliot Silverstein
, the distinctive sound the horn of The Car makes, spells out the letter X in Morse code. See more
When the car rolls over to smash the police cars, there is a one shot with one wheel missing. 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. ...
Referenced in Criminal Minds: Roadkill
Dies Irae, Dies Illa
Traditional, thought to be written by Thomas of Celano See more