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Hitcher in the Dark
Hitcher in the Dark
Actors: Joe Balogh, Josie Bissett, Jason Saucier, Robin Fox, Thomas Mitchell
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 35min

The suspense classic by Umberto Lenzi is finally here. A young man traveling the Virginia Beach coastline picks up hitchhiking women in his camper. He forces them to take on the role of his dead mother, and if they canno...  more »


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Actors: Joe Balogh, Josie Bissett, Jason Saucier, Robin Fox, Thomas Mitchell
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Creators: Jerry Phillips, Umberto Lenzi, Kathleen Stratton, Joe D'Amato, Olga Pehar
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Shriek Show
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Anybody read "The Collector"?
Sir Jub-Jub | Sir Jub-Jub's Lair, Alaska | 07/16/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This interesting film is rather difficult to review. It tells the story of an RV driving serial killer who picks up unsuspecting women and who also has some serious issues concerning his mother. The acting of the male lead is rather poor and rarely demonstrates why anyone would actually want to enter this guy's RV, let alone be anywhere near him. This is the main problem as only the most unobservant person would think this individual is safe to get a ride from. That said, the film works on a tension level as the viewer truly wants to see the main female character find a way out of the situation. The film borrows rather freely from John Fowles novel "The Collector" with many scenes being lifted almost exactly. The DVD contains an interview with the director, Umberto Lenzi, in which, no mention of this connection is made. In all, "Hitcher in the Dark" is worth seeing if you are a fan of Italian Giallo, the director, or early eighties fashions as they are in full display here. The DVD presentation is acceptable with only very mild color saturation issues at one point. The extras include the director interview and three trailers. One warning; do not watch the director interview before the film as he explains why the ending is so dumb and how it had originally ended, which is much better."
Yes, it's that bad.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 01/30/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Hitcher in the Dark (Umberto Lenzi, 1989)Directed by Umberto Lenzi under the name Humphrey Humbert and produced by Joe D'Amato. I mean, come on, doesn't that just scream "Emmanuelle meets Cannibal Ferox" to you?Keep screaming. It ain't even close.A rich kid (Joe Balogh, who also worked with Lenzi in Black Demons) has his father's camper and is taking it down the coast. Along the way, he happens to be picking up hitchhikers and killing them. Until, that is, he meets Daniela (Josie Bissett in her screen debut) and becomes obsessed with her. Her boyfriend is following them, the cops are turning up bodies, and Daniela, of course, keeps spurning his advances...By that synopsis, vague as it is, you may be wondering what all this has to do with the title. Nothing. It would have been like taking Henry V and calling it "Please Don't Eat the Daisies." Second, Joe Balogh may be the world's worst actor. (And even scarier, in the DVD extras, Lenzi says in an interview that Balogh was much more involved in his character here than he was in Black Demons-- THERE'S one to avoid!) His voice barely registers any emotion, and then only when he's angry. Bissett does well enough to have gotten her a career, but is the only highlight in the otherwise uniformly atrocious acting. The movie looks very dated, as well, from the hairstyles to the clothing to the godawfully cheesy music that wanted desperately to be a Goblin soundtrack. By the time you get to the two "bikers," you'll have already figured out this movie doesn't even rate as a cheesefest. Lenzi's carping that the production company changed the ending has nothing to do with the film's being bad. *"
Anyone for a ride
whitewolf | Austin Tx | 10/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a campy killer.The dude picks up hitchhikers (babes of course) and teaches them a lesson of their life. It has some excitment and suspense that are very spooky. I personally liked the movie and makes me and my wife a special event every time we go camping. Take a look if you can find it well worth it.Lenzi is a far out and off the wall director that has done some pretty scary stuff."