The Car

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Car (1977, USA) is a Carsploitation-Horror film directed by Elliot Silverstein.


Main Details

  • Released in 1977
  • Color
  • Running Time: 96 Min.
  • Production Co: Universal Pictures
  • Distribution Co: Universal Pictures (1977) (USA) (theatrical) | Irfan Film (1978) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Elliot Silverstein
  • Written by Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack, Lane Slate
  • Starring James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley
  • Produced by Marvin Birdt & Elliot Silverstein
  • Original Music by Leonard Rosenman
  • Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld
  • Film Editing by Michael McCroskey

Plot Summary

  • A small desert town is terrorized by a powerful, seemingly possessed car, and the local sheriff may be the only one who can stop it.

Also Known As

  • To Aftokinito fantasma (Greece)
  • Asesino invisible (Spain)
  • Døden har fire hjul (Norway)
  • DeathMobile (Canada) (video title) (English title)
  • Djävulsbilen (Sweden)
  • Enfer mécanique (France)
  • Kalmankaara (Finland)
  • La Macchina nera (Italy)
  • Seytanin arabasi (Turkey) (Turkish title)
  • Der Teufel auf Rädern (Germany)
  • The Car - l'enfer mécanique (France) (DVD title)
  • Wheels (USA) (working title)


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