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The terror starts the moment he stops.
A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell play a helluva game of cat and mouse in one of the most underrated suspense thrillers of the 1980's. Cigarette smoke. Rain that's not purple. Wiper blades. Who the fuck picks up hitchhikers in the pouring down rain? A bug. The other guy. Rutger's teeth. Sweethearts. Shit you never wanted to learn. Door ajar. A demented teddy bear. A big fuckin' autobus. Road kill. Vomit. Keys. Demolition derby. Whiplash. Dust in the desert. Petrol station insanity. Light a match, start a fire. Jennifer after Fast Times. Nash's smirk. Payphone. C. Thomas Howell's perm mullet. Finger food. Bloody knife. Police interrogation. Mugshot. Lockup. Nightmares. A cool as fuck doggie. Waking up in hell. Handcuff confusion.…
OR: THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
- Where you came from?
They built the atmosphere very clear even being so fast, the rains keep dropping along the endless road, one place for silent thinking and to fall asleep. The kindness of strangers are the only thing who matter in a storm, Jim Halsey invites John Ryder for some ride, in the act of friendship with his fellow partner, 'til Ryder (Rutger Hauer) points you a knife upon your eyes and says to you: I wanna kill you.
This is creep as hell. insane, is where John Ryder, is now is been picture of hallmark of serial killers. Anton Chigurh...Hannibal...Joker...John Doe...All they have in common with Ryder not in the act…
"You wanna know what happens to an eyeball when it gets punctured? Do you got any idea how much blood jets out of a guy's neck when his throat's been slit?" - John Ryder
Imagine the scariest, most sinister guy you could ever hope to meet relishing every word of that quote while holding a knife to your face. In the film, it's exactly as scary as it sounds. This beast is so tense that you could cut it with a bread knife. Or a switchblade. Whatever floats your boat...
In a film that sets out to create one of the all-time great movie psychopaths, The Hitcher succeeds on every level. Never letting him on-screen for a lot of the…
Halloween Horror Marathon (#6)
I was originally not planning on revisiting The Hitcher for the horror marathon, but I am so glad I did. This is the kind of horror where while seemingly grounded in the real world, has this supernatural aura that is hardly visible but is present throughout. John Ryder, the titular Hitcher rises above being just another psycho killer, climbing beyond the levels of more monstrous and unstoppable well knowns like Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees to inhabit a category of his own. He's also the antithesis of such characters. Instead of faceless and silent, Ryder speaks through a nefarious smile with creepy words that transcend his violent homicidal actions, causing his cat and mouse battle at…
Reminds me of that time when I asked a friend if I could have one of their chips and they gave me the finger.
ITHANKYOU. THE FUN STARTS HERE.
The Hitcher was a lot darker than I remembered it being, especially so when it comes to the fate of Jennifer Jason Leigh. It's one of those films that always feels like it should be a lot funnier than it is because of its daft premise but it really isn't aside from a couple of isolated moments. Obviously director Robert Harmon had done a viewing of Duel before he made this.
He obviously saw the benefits of a road movie…
The 1970s was the end of an era.
The end of peace, love, and flower power. And the end of hitchhiking unabashedly across this vast country. It was once a low cost (gas, grass, or ass) way to get further down the road. But once the 80s hit...It was well known that hitchhiking was a technique only used by sociopaths and serial killers.
Rutger Hauer is that serial killer in this 1986, spacious thriller. It takes place in the desert, it's absolutely perfect. The setting has such a cool mood, amongst the dirt and sweat and fear on C. Thomas Howell's face. Rutger Hauer plays a stoic creep, similar in a way to Roy Batty of Blade Runner. This film…
Dragged on too long and was repetitive, but also was very realistic and tense
Everything about this is stupid.
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An Original Film and Its Remake: The Hitcher (1986)
"I want you to stop me."
Jim Halsey thinks he ended up with a pretty plum gig for his summer; being paid to deliver a '77 Cadillac Seville from Chicago to San Diego. He decides to pay his good luck forward by picking up a hitchhiker along the way, which seems risky since the 80s taught us that one out of every three people walking by the side of the road are serial killers. The odds aren't on Jim's side, and he finds himself on the mouse side of a cat and mouse game against a mass murderer with a death wish.…
Immer wieder aufregende Tour de force, die sofort aufs Gas tritt. Toll!
One of the most exciting horror films of the 80s. HBO should be ashamed of themselves for not taking better care of this title.
Top tier Rutger Hauer.
For the love of god, if you see Rutger Hauer on the side of the road, keep fucking driving.
Moral of the movie : better to get killed by a serial killer instead of pissing him off.
What followed is a fuck-fest of the protagonist.
Dark and creepy with magnificent storyboard work done, which is quite evident from the many shots involving stuff such as ( believe it or not) teddy bears and fries.
Only 2 things the movie is guilty of is not emphasizing on the killer's motive, they try to be subtle about it but would have been more effective if that was shown more. The other thing is btw is how a death of an important character wasn't shown explicitly and the movie shied away in that one instant inspite of being a horror film.
Bizarro como no fim das contas o filme é uma espécie de thriller coming of age que alicia essa figura maligna invencível como o principal mote da perda de inocência de um jovem. É um filme sobre o desencanto juvenil (literalmente, um vilão que se diz da Disneyland) que usa a violência como uma catarse necessária para o amadurecimento. Harmon intui muito bem tanto esse elemento alegórico do roteiro do Red (o caronista como uma aparição patalógica do mal), como esse imaginário mais concreto e objetivo do filme, especialmente nessa perspectiva paisagística desoladora. Tem momentos que soam quase como um “Duel” by Michael Cimino. A amplitude do espaço que constrói uma identidade (a américa) e os elementos gerados a partir…
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