While driving home from their summer vacation, siblings Paul and Marilyn find themselves stranded at a desolate truck-stop when their car breaks down along the back roads of upstate New York. Before long, they discover that a strange creature is being held in a cage behind the local auto shop, and the shop's mechanic, along with his assistant, plan on feeding them to it. In their attempt to escape, Paul and Marilyn fall prey to these two homicidal locals, bent on preserving the secret of their bloodthirsty pet monster. Written by
You are what it eats.
Did You Know?
David Iannotti's character (The Mechanic) was supposed to remain nameless. However, Jay Storey (Earl) improvised the name "Joe" during a take and the director liked it so much that he kept it in the film. See more