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C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater: 'The Hitcher' (1986)

One of the really fun 80's serial killer movies that features a stellar cast.

This road trip/serial killer/wrong man horror film hits all the right marks, especially when you have Rutger Hauer, as the killer chasing around a young C. Thomas Howell and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Wiki:

Jim Halsey, a young man delivering a car from Chicago to San Diego, spots a man hitchhiking in the West Texas desert and gives him a ride. The hitcher, John Ryder, is brooding and evasive; when Jim passes a stranded car, however, Ryder forces his leg down on the accelerator. Ryder calmly states he murdered the driver and intends to do the same to Jim. Terrified, Jim asks what Ryder wants. He replies, "I want you to stop me." Ryder strokes Jim's face with a knife while telling him to say, "I want to die." When Jim realizes that Ryder never put on his seat belt and the car's passenger door is ajar, he shoves him out of the door.

I can't tell you how happy I am that there's so many quality horror films available for us to stream.


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