|The Hitcher (1986 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The original 1986 version of The Hitcher is a very good horror suspense film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. C. Thomas Howell does a very credible job of playing a typical college student who ends up as the prey of a very villainous Rutger Hauer playing the role of a psychopathic hitchhiker murdering his way across the country. It's a thrill a minute film with some nice twists and turns.
The bizarre nature of the connected scenes that make up the story create a nightmarish effect throughout. Dreamlike throughout, this film will certainly make anyone cautious about picking up a hitcher by the side of the road.
The 2007 remake is nowhere near as good but I still enjoyed it. If you enjoyed the original you might want to check out the remake for the sake of comparison.
Have you seen either Hitcher film? Do you enjoy films where innocent unexpecting victims are put over the edge? Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker?