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
What evil drives... The Car
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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
Wade's helmet appears & disappears during the desert chase scene near the end of the movie. See more
[taunting the car's unseen driver
Hey, you! Why don't you get outta your big ugly car, huh? We'd like to see what you look like. I'd like to see what a creep like you looks like!
[the car angrily drives around in circles and then stops
Well, come on, come on, get outta your car, huh? Let us all see what a lunatic son of a bitch you are! Come on, crawl out! I'll let you crawl out! Oh, I got your story now! I see! As long as you're in your car, you're big, and you're bad! Come on, let me tell you...
Featured in Svengoolie: The Car
Music by John Philip Sousa See more