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?
In order to give "the car" a "sinister" look as requested by director Elliot Silverstein
, car customizer George Barris
made the car's roof three inches (7.6 cm) lower than usual and altered its side fenders that same length again both higher and longer. See more
During the scene where the car is terrorizing the school band practice, a group of cowboys try to distract it. One of them gets knocked off his horse and when we see him fall you will notice that the frame is actually upside-down. See more
Whatever happened to last Thursday? I had it made last Thursday.
Referenced in MacGyver: Silent World
Music by John Philip Sousa See more