C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, Soul Man) stars as the unassuming Jim Halsey who decides to pick up hitchhiker Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) on a rainy road in the middle of nowhere. Learning only that the name of his chillingly silent passenger is John Ryder, Halsey soon regrets his decision to stop as the hitcher pulls a knife on him and nearly forces the car off the road. Narrowly escaping and leaving the hitcher behind, Halseys nightmare has only just begun as a terrifying and psychotic game of cat and mouse ensues with all who pass on the road becoming unwitting victims of the hitchers intent. In a race against time, Halsey tries to raise the alarm but becomes a suspect himself when Ryder reappears and annihilates everyone in the small town police station. Believed only by a waitress, Nash (played by eXistenZ and Road to Perdition star Jennifer Jason Leigh), the stakes are raised again as Nash becomes the victim of one of the most extreme and unforgettable killings in film history. Challenged by Ryder to "stop me", only Halsey can end this waking nightmare.
Very happy with my purchase. Film arrived in a timely manner, and in good condition, as promised. Very cheap, and good value.Published 16 days ago by Simon Russell
This is the UK 18 cert DVD of The Hitcher.
It's the Optimum/Studio Canal release &
apparently this print is uncut, so many thanks
to the reviewer(s) for that gem of... Read more
a young man driving a car to a location for a customer makes the mistake of picking up a hitch hiker who turns out to be crazed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ellison