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?
The main theme in the movie was a reworked version of the traditional Catholic "Dies Irae" - part of the Requiem Mass. Berlioz used this theme in the 5th movement of his "Symphonie Fantastique." Many other classical composers use this melody which was very well known to audiences up until the C20th. See more
The dispatcher says the car has been spotted heading "north on Interstate 12". Even-numbered Interstate highways run east-west, and Interstate 12 is entirely within the state of Louisiana, running along the north side of Lake Ponchartrain. 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!
Dies Irae, Dies Illa
Traditional, thought to be written by Thomas of Celano See more