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Buick Skylark Movie Car Shows Off at Alamo Drafthouse

By: motoraustin 6/16/2011 7:02:33 PM

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Meet Medusa, a flat black 1972 Buick Skylark from the indie movie Bellflower, shooting flames at Alamo Drafthouse during 2011 SXSW.

Is Bellflower a car flick or a flick with a car? Not sure. However, a muscle car shooting flames for a pyro hungry crowd in front of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin is certainly MOTOR Austin worthy, even though it wasn't filmed here.

Speaking of flat black muscle cars, I wouldn't be surprised if Stuntman Mike was lurking in the shadows in his Deathproof Nova working out his twisted plan to test Medusa's metal. "Nice car kid. Surveillance cameras. Flame thrower exhaust. Interesting. [long pause] But, is it deathproof?" Yeah, that's the movie I want to see. Ah, but I digress.

Here is a description of the movie "Bellflower":

"Bellflower follows two friends as they venture out into the world to begin their adult lives. All their free time is spent building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa". While waiting for the world to end, their call to excitement comes unexpectedly when one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love. Quickly integrated into a new group of friends, they set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, infidelity and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies."

Bellflower will be in theaters in august 2011.

Got any pics of Medusa's visit to Austin? Did your mom teach you to share?


Photo by: Jon Snyder/, Deathproof/Medusa mashup by


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