The Wraith was a 1986
flick that lands some place between action and horror.
The movie starred Randy Quaid as Sheriff Loomis and Charlie Sheen
as Jake Kesey (the Wraith). Although the movie
made money, it was far from a blockbuster. It has
become an 80's cult classic in some circles.
In this movie, Packard Walsh is the evil
leader of a car thieving gang who basically steals cars
from folks he ends up drag racing against.
Everyone in town knows he has murdered a local man, but
without any evidence, the police cannot prosecute him.
So Walsh continues terrorizing the public, until a Dodge
M4S Turbo Interceptor, named the Wraith, comes to town.
The driver of the
Wraith, covered in black and always wearing a helmet,
shows up at Walsh's races and begins killing gang
members. Around the same time, Jake Kesey (Sheen)
shows up in town and befriends Walsh's girlfriend, Keri.
Packard, being the only gang member still alive,
confronts Kesey. In one final race, the driver of
the Wraith kills Packard in a fiery explosion, and it is
soon realized by all that Kesey is the Wraith. To
makes things even more confusing, Kesey is the
reincarnation of the man that Packard murdered. In
the end, Jake wins the girl and rides off into the