The Car (1977)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Thriller  |   Release Date - May 13, 1977 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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A murderous car wreaks havoc on a small Western town in this thriller that has gone on to achieve a small degree of cult status in spite of its own silliness. After a pair of bikers and a horn-playing hitchhiker are viciously mowed down, local police realize they have a motoring maniac on their hands. In a show of boldness, the mysterious black automobile kills the sheriff (John Marley) on the town's main street, leaving the post to officer Wade Parent (James Brolin). A supernatural element enters the picture when the car motors through a parade practice, but refuses to enter the hallowed ground of a cemetery. The cops chase the car through the desert, but it takes out several squad cars and disappears after injuring Wade. Things take a personal turn when the car eliminates Wade's girlfriend Lauren (Kathleen Lloyd) in a shocking sequence. Gathering his remaining officers, Wade concocts a plan to stop the horsepower-laden psychopath.

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demon, accident, car, death, demonic-possession, deputy, evil-possession, killing, police, supernatural-forces, town