There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, no way to stop... THE CAR
On ME-TV The Car (1977)
While traveling through the desert nearby the small town of Santa Ynez on their bicycles to camp, two teenage bicyclers are murdered by a mysterious black car. Then the car hit-and-run a hitchhiker and the crime is witnessed by the local Amos Clements. Sheriff Everett puts his men in alert and plans road blocks in the area to arrest the murderer. Sooner he becomes a victim of the car and Sheriff Wade Parent begins a hunting of the vehicle that is threatening his town and seems to be impossible to be located. When his beloved girlfriend and teacher Lauren challenges the driver in a cemetery, the car hunts her in her home and Wade realizes that he might be dealing with supernatural powers.
Did you know there were three Cars built for filming by Barris Kustoms in North Hollywood, California: all were built of steel and there were no fiberglass replicas made. Two were destroyed during filming; one in the house crash scene, the other in the barrel-roll over the police cars. The gloss-black main CAR was auctioned off in 1983, and assumed shipped to a European collector. All were built on a '69-'71 Continental Mark III. The stunt car, driven by Everett Creach had a locked 4:11 differential (to allow easier spinning), a 460 cubic-inch V8 engine, heavy-duty suspension, roll bar, safety harness, and amber-tinted glass. The top is lowered and the beltline raised. Twelve craftsmen, led by Dennis Braid, built the main Car in six weeks. There was a fourth steel CAR built, which was loosely put together over a late 70's Thunderbird. This car was shot out of a car-cannon for the final scene over the canyon.Car cost $84,000.00 to build.
Mary Carter inherits her family's ancestral home, located on a small island off Cuba, and, despite warnings and death threats, decides to take possesion of the reputedly haunted castle. She is joined by radio broadcaster Larry Lawrence who, believing he has killed a mob gunsel, flees New York with his butler, Alex. Once on the island the threesome enter the eerie castle and after viewing the ghost of one of Mary's ancestors and fighting off a menacing zombie, they find the key to the castle's treasure but are interrupted by an all-too-human foe.