Deadly Nightmares: Season 3, Episode 8

Dead Man's Curve (11 Feb. 1986)
"The Hitchhiker" Dead Man's Curve (original title)

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Successful romance novelist Claudia returns to her small hometown of Bolton to attend her high school reunion. Claudia gets involved in a steamy affair with handsome young resident stud ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Susan Anspach ...
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David Berner ...
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Successful romance novelist Claudia returns to her small hometown of Bolton to attend her high school reunion. Claudia gets involved in a steamy affair with handsome young resident stud Lance. However, trouble materializes in the form of jealous and sinister ex-boyfriend turned local sheriff Lee. Written by Woodyanders

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some sort of joke?
13 December 2009 | by (Calumet, Mich.) – See all my reviews

I know Michael Ironside can act, as I've seen him in other stuff, but he sure couldn't here and neither could anyone else. Was this ad libbed? I cannot believe there was a script written for this. What was the point of this show? This is the only episode of the series that I've ever seen. I was surprised to read here afterwards that this is part of a horror series. I had seriously thought, while watching the videotape of it I was given, that it was a cross between a softcore sex show (with no real nudity) and a nighttime soap opera (without actual exploration of the characters' personal lives). Who was this for? How on earth could anyone enjoy this? And I haven't even mentioned yet that close to nothing in this whole show made any sense. Had the director never seen how cars work? Do Hollywood directors believe that small towns across America are exactly like L.A. but simply smaller? But then I shouldn't be surprised from a work by Roger Vadim, eh? Do women who are assaulted by men really start by complaining but then switch to being attracted to the slimeballs for no reason? I'm male, not female, but even I was insulted by that crap. Multiply that stupidity by 100 and you've got an idea of how illogical this show is. Why did the citizens vote for such a stupid jerk to be their sheriff? People who'd do that would basically just ignore a sheriff beating up a man in the street for no reason right in front of them. Oh, they did. This show was scary but not as a horror show; it's frightening that a director would make something this stupid & jerky and that some people wish to see this. Next you'll be telling me that people pay to watch women in bondage.

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