Peter Weir's critically acclaimed first film is a surreal and fantastic horror. On the outskirts of the small town of Paris, cars crash with alarming regularity. Arthur survives one such accident and becomes a prisoner of the town of Paris, although he's unaware of his predicament as the town has provided him with a surrogate family. But the crashes are not accidents; the townspeople have been laying traps for the passing traffic and the dead are disposed of while the injured are stored for mdeical experimentation. Paris lives off cars but these same cars begin to take revenge.