A family on holiday stop to pick up a mysterious hitch-hiker.

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Martin
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David
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Philip Latham ...
Hargreaves
Jenny Laird ...
Mrs. Roberts
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Brenda Cowling ...
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P.C. Jenkins
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A hitch-hiker dressed in yellow oil skins attacks the driver of a car who has stopped to give him a lift. The car crashes and the driver fights with the insane hitch-hiker. It appears like the driver, though badly injured, has prevailed and is taken to hospital. The drivers wife subsequently learns that her husband has damaged his throat in the struggle and is unable to talk, she is also asked to identify the body of the madman. The body looks exactly like her husband and doubts begin to enter her mind as to which of the two is the killer. The only differences appear to be that the killer has rotten teeth and a claw-like finger nail. Who survived the fight her husband or the madman? Written by <dave@phillips0666.freeserve.co.uk>

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29 November 1980 (UK)  »

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Eerie warning against picking up Hitch-hikers
4 February 2001 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This is undoubtedly the most disturbing of the series of thirteen "Hammer House Of Horrors" episodes released in the early eighties. It's a sort of combination of "The Hitcher" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Of course its quite low budget in the typical Hammer tradition, but it has an unsettling atmosphere as a woman struggles with the fact that the man in her holiday cottage is either her husband or her husband's killer. The story is fast paced with a twist at the end that you might not see coming. One of the best "made for TV" horror films made.


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