Each day people disappear without a trace.
Tonight is no exception.
A seemingly mundane Chevy Nova is parked on a Chicago street while two young men stroll past, beer in hand. On second look they see a gleaming red sports car – unlocked with keys in the ignition. Thinking they can go for the ride of their life, they jump in only to find they can’t get out. The windows darken while the boys scream for their lives and disappear inside the silent car.
After its successful kill, the sports car reappears as the non-descript Nova and resumes its sinister prowl. Suddenly out of nowhere, the car is struck by a drunk driver, in a large SUV and flips out of control. As the damaged car is towed to the police evidence garage, a pool of blood-like liquid puddles beneath it.
The Nova, a crime scene car, arrives at the Chicago police garage. Its appearance draws curious and confused interest from everyone who encounters it. Tilda Medina, an automotive mechanic with a tortured past reports to her job on the night shift at the garage. What starts as another routine shift for Tilda, her ill-tempered boss Ray, her nephew Bobby and her fellow mechanics Gordy, Al, Hector and Maria the company secretary, proves to a be a harrowing night when they are confronted with the automotive hybrid.
At first, strange things happen, then escalating to Tilda witnessing the death of Al as he is consumed by a car. She tells everyone about the horrifying encounter, but no one believes her because of her haunted past. She insists to everyone she’s not crazy, when suddenly a different car, a station wagon, silently approaches them. Ray thinks it’s Al and Hector playing a prank. He goes to open the car and finds no door handles. He has Gordy pop the hood open. And when he does, the crew, jump back in terror when they see a glimpse of a grotesque living being under the hood. There’s no time to feel vindicated as the car slams its hood down and leaps forward chasing down Tilda and the crew.
The crew figures out that the ‘hunter’ car is a clever and intelligent being. It has the ability to shapeshift and transform itself into various car types for whatever the purpose might be.
The fantastic discovery prompts Ray, an army veteran and opportunist, to exploit the potential commercial value of their discovery. Despite Tilda’s pleas, they plan a capture rather than a safe escape. But Ray’s plans for the night, takes a dramatic turn for the worse, as one after another is killed by the ‘hunter’ car. Tilda realizes that capturing it is no longer an option and their window for escape has long since passed. They have to kill their predator or die trying.
Director: Eric Valette
Writer: Neal Marshall Stevens
Executive Producers: Christian Arnold-Beutel, Alex Leung, Tim McGrath
Producers: Oliver Hengst, Elizabeth Wang-Lee, Kevin DeWalt, Tim Kwok
Association Producer: Sinead Hartmann
Cast: Shannon Beckner, Oded Fehr