Sunday, December 04, 2005

Hitch-Hike (1977)

A prime example of misanthropic Italian '70s cinema about an unhappy couple who pick up a hitchhiker; considering that the hitchhiker is portrayed by David Hess (of Last House on the Left fame), you can probably imagine the places this film eventually goes. It's often reminiscent of Mario Bava's scorching, underseen Rabid Dogs, and while it doesn't pack quite the kick of that film (which, BTW, has the best ending ever), it's still pretty nasty. The farther down the road it goes, the sharper its teeth get, so by the film's end it's perched on your chest and tearing your throat away. Recommended for anyone with an interest in '70s grindhouse fare.

Grade: B


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