A small desert town is terrorized by a powerful, seemingly possessed car, and the local sheriff may be the only one who can stop it.
Is it a phantom, a demon, or the Devil himself?
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Did You Know?
The beginning theme music, "Dies Irae", was also the opening theme for The Shining two years later. See more
When the band are practicing you can see the reflection of the camera and camera operator on the trombone the boy is playing during a close up (around the 42 minute mark) See more
[addressing his officers
So look... I want everybody out on the streets. I want you to remember... a young man was killed today, passing through our town... and I don't like it... I don't like it at all. Goodbye.
Over the end credits, a camera follows The Car as it travels through a major city, suggesting it escaped from its entombment. See more
The NBC edited for TV version of this film includes some additional scenes to pad out the movie due to needed commercial breaks. The aforementioned additional scenes were during the cemetery standoff between the school band and the Car. The part where Lauren is insulting and taunting the Car is longer and there is a short dialog between her and her friend Margie planning on how one of them will run out and escape to call for help. These are not on the official 1999 DVD/VHS release. See more
Featured in Svengoolie: The Car
Music by John Philip Sousa See more