What evil drives... The Car

The Car
1977 | Color | 1 Hr 36 Min | Action, Horror | PG | Universal 

Director: Elliot Silverstein

Dennis Shryack (screenplay)
Michael Butler(screenplay)

James Brolin
Kathleen Lloyd
John Marley 

Near the small desert town of Santa Ynez, a mysterious black car runs down two teenagers on bike en route to camp, then it hit-and-runs a hitchhiker with local Amos Clements as the witness. Sheriff Everett puts his men on alert and plants roadblocks 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.

Oh yeah, a Sven staple and one of the first horror movies I watched as a child! This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide. So why do we love this movie so much? Is it the Car itself, I mean it is pretty dang cool or is it the unique tone of the car's horn which is the Hadley Ambassador Rectangular Bell-horn by the way. And the horn spells the letter X in Morris code if you ever wondered. 

“The Car” appears tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check your local listings (or at www.metv.com) for channel and time in your area. In the Chicago viewing area, WCIU, the U, will give our fans a second look at "The Time of Thier Lives" 11 am. Don’t forget that MeTV invites you to join in the live-Tweeting on Twitter tonight during our program- just use the hashtag #svengoolie and join in the fun- but PLEASE- don’t let that keep you from giving your full attention to The Car! You can follow Sven on Twitter @svengoolie .


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