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.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / revised by statmanjeff
What evil drives... The Car
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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
[complaining about Morris' french horn
And if I hear another sound out of that thing, I'll ram it so far up your ass, you'll be farting music for a year.
[thoughtfully considering the idea
Wouldn't that be fantastic? Farting music. For a year!
Spoofed in Futurama: The Honking
Music by John Philip Sousa See more