Hitch Hike To Hell

Hitch Hike To Hell, 1977

What do innocent girls say that turns him from friend into FIEND?

They’re all hometown girls… young, pretty, shapely… hitching a ride to somewhere, anywhere to get away from home. He’s Mr. Nice Guy, helping one after another with a friendly lift in his laundry van. But when the talk talks a certain turn something inside his brain snaps – with terrible consequences. Tension builds as the police piece together the clues that lead to a sickening psychopath.

Okay so this guy’s got a job delivering laundry to his company’s customers, and on the way to their places he picks up hitch hikers (I’d never pick up a hitch hiker while delivering a pizza). Anyway, he picks them up, then he talks to them, and eventually they mention that they’re running away from home. Once they say that, the camera zooms onto the guy, corny sound effects play and his head twitches. Then he starts getting angry with them, they get scared, then he rapes and kills them.

The police get a bit worried about this serial rapist/murderer, so they set out trying to catch him.

After the first two (or maybe three, I can’t remember) hitch hikers in this movie, I thought it was gonna be really cool. It wasn’t taking itself too seriously, the storyline was pretty good; sounds like a winner. But THEN… well, I guess the guys making it got bored, because it really drifted off.

Once he got to the fourth hitch hiker, they stopped showing him killing them. He did the thing where he ‘snaps’, and then that was it.

And don’t even get me started on the ending. It was so fucking shit, I just got angry with it. It pissed me off so much. He came in to work one day, and was talking to his boss, then these two cops came out from the laundry clothes and stared at him. Cut to a shot of him in a straight-jacket in a jail cell, zoom out, and roll credits. NO!! Why didn’t somebody working on this movie say ‘no’??? It was CRAP!!!!! In summing up, only the first half of this movie was good, so hire it, watch the first three murders, then switch it off.



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