This has been made abundantly clear from the outset, where the Hitcher
disarmingly says to the hero: "I want you to stop me," then forces him to repeat the statement "I want to die.
At first glance, the theme of The Hitcher
seem to be little less than a dramatic acceleration of the classical Oedipal wish to do away with the father.
Disappointing Japanese horror in The Grudge; Highwaymen is the latest thriller from the director of The Hitcher
Second track The Hitcher
is of a similar nature, but it is the third track, the charming Amser (Time), that is the real corker, with the sort of high-speed finger-picking arrangement normally reserved for bluegrass.
T he 1986 version of The Hitcher
, was a nerve-shredding game of cat and mouse between a driver and a psychotic drifter.
This suitably violent re-make of the 1986 chiller starring Rutger Hauer as the terrifying hitcher
features a suitably sexy Sophia Bush (from TV's One Tree Hill) and newcomer Halsey as the couple tormented by a psychotic Sean Bean who sets about killing in all sorts of nasty ways, with gorgeous Grace his ultimate target.
A veteran actor, Hauer has starred in such films as "Blade Runner," "The Hitcher
," "Ladyhawke" and "Blind Fury.
Leaving town is hitcher
Jared Leto, given a lift by Danny Glover.
Current release: Double A-side Golds Worth Lead/ Hitcher
ITV4,10pm This 1986 cult film remains a thrilling and chilling ride as ET star C Thomas Howell picks up psychotic serial killer Rutger Hauer and ends up in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the deranged murderer who frames him for his horrific crimes.
The first half of their show was an introduction to iconic characters including Howard Moon and Vince Noir, Naboo and Bollo, Ben Fossil and Tony Harrison and the creepy Hitcher
A mystery box unleashes the evil Hitcher
while Vince Noir and Howard Moon are working in Naboo's shop.
Sophia Bush was the night's biggest individual-category winner, with three awards - Movie Breakout: Female, Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller for The Hitcher
and Movie Actress: Comedy for John Tucker Must Die.
In its new incarnation, The Hitcher
lacks the elements, which made the 1986 film so engrossing.
9 tips: Always inform people of your hitch-hiking dates and destination; Carry warm clothing, food and water in case you get stuck; If you get cold, don't drink alcohol or smoke as this causes hypothermia; Carry enough money to make telephone calls and buy food if necessary; Try to have somebody at your destination waiting for you and make them aware of your expected arrival time; If your are hitching or giving a hitcher
a lift through a hitch-hiking agency, you will be given details of your companion.