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on 23 July 2017
Based in 1969 a young guy has to give up his John Lennon ticket to go and see his mother played by Barbara Hershey who is ill in hospital after suffering a stroke. He decides to hitch hike. Along the way he suffers hallucinations and then finally gets picked up by a very menacing David Arquette. Movie works because of the layers of characterization and flashbacks which give this a complete plot.

Acting is good and Mick Garris who can be hit or miss is behind the lens. Movie lends itself to a heavy handed atmosphere and catches 'the road' perfectly. Stephen King personally gave the movie his seal of approval. However people that don't like King's projects probably should stay well away, don't worry they don't know what their missing.
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on 12 January 2017
Accurate to the short story however, as the original story was only short there isn't a lot to the film. But overall, i enjoyed watching it and was pretty much accurate to the T. If you are a Stephen King fan who will basically watch anything with Stephen King on it then its worth a watch. If you have read the short story and enjoyed it (Was one of my favourite short stories in everything's eventual) then it is also worth getting. However, if you are thinking of buying to watch a 'horror film' then you may be slightly disappointed as it's more about the story rather than scary/ gore. Saying that there is some gore but not over the top, look away from the screen gory.
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on 2 October 2007
I liked this Stephen King adaptation of his short story taken from the author's collection, 'Everything's Eventual'. Mick Garris ('The Stand', 'The Shining (TV)') has not strayed too far from the path with this macabre tale of a hitchhiker who is offered rides from a handful of weird and wonderful characters one Halloween night.

The year is 1969 and Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson) learns that his mother (Barbara Hershey) is dying of cancer, so instead of going to see Lennon and McCartney, the troubled teenager is forced to hitchhike back to his hometown. He is eventually offered a ride by a young man with a sinister secret. Parker is then forced to confront all the demons from his past if he is to survive what could be the last ride of his life.

Like the original story, the film has all the makings of a campfire tale. There are lonely stretches of highway flanked by tall pine trees - roads that are interspersed with graveyards and other dark places one shouldn't venture into after the sun sets. There are carnivals and rollercoasters. There are plenty of laughs as well as scenes that will chill your soul to the bone. Even Death himself makes an appearance.

Terrifyingly entertaining, 'Riding the Bullet' will also make you question what really is important in life.

Also stars David Arquette and Cliff Robertson.
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on 24 June 2017
Delivered quickly. This film is certainly one of the best from the master of horror. Stephen King at his best. Horror fans will love this.
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on 28 June 2015
I am a huge fan of Stephen King anyway and have read everything written by him. Also any films made from his books. This film is very good
and i enjoyed it tremendously.
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on 4 September 2016
Didn't like the film but service fine
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on 2 February 2017
Good dvd
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on 11 October 2015
Don't buy this trash from start to finish,surprised at King writing this
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on 16 November 2016
Creepy and frightening moments. One of the lesser known King adaptations. Well worth a look.
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on 7 December 2014
I have not seen this movie but it came quickly so i would give it a 5 star and my hubby thinks its brilliant.
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