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Hitch Hike to Hell (1983)

Howard is a mild-mannered young man who drives a truck for a commercial laundry. He's also a mother-obsessed psycho who picks up young female hitchhikers, rapes them and kills them. As the ... See full summary »

Director:

Irvin Berwick (as Irv Berwick)

Writer:

John Buckley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Gribbin ... Howard Martin
Russell Johnson ... Captain J.W. Shaw
John Harmon ... Mr. Baldwin
Randy Echols Randy Echols ... Lt. Davis
Dorothy Bennett Dorothy Bennett ... Mrs. Martin
Mary Ellen Christie Mary Ellen Christie ... Mrs. Burke
Kippi Bell Kippi Bell ... Evelyn Davis
Sheryl Lynn Sheryl Lynn ... Lisa
John Yates John Yates ... Mr. Burke (as John Grant)
Jacqueline Poseley Jacqueline Poseley ... Sharon
Beth Reis Beth Reis ... Pam
Jane Ratliff Jane Ratliff ... Gail
Don Lewis Don Lewis ... Gay Boy
Gail Bowman Gail Bowman ... Lydia Welles
Vincent Lucchesi Vincent Lucchesi ... Mr. Lathrop
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Storyline

Howard is a mild-mannered young man who drives a truck for a commercial laundry. He's also a mother-obsessed psycho who picks up young female hitchhikers, rapes them and kills them. As the bodies start piling up, the police finally begin to investigate. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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There is no such thing as a free ride!

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Even though the story is fictional, the character of Captain J.W. Shaw (Russell Johnson) does mention some then current serial killers such as The Zodiac Killer (never apprehended) in San Francisco, the Skid Row Slasher (latter discovered to be Vaughan Greenwood) in Los Angeles and "that nut down in Houston" (referring to Dean Corll who killed a staggering 27 boys before being shot dead by his accomplice Wayne Henley). See more »

Goofs

When the two police officers', taking Mrs. Burke to help assist them, leave the police back-lot, car park, they proceed to leave with red light flashing and siren wailing, they then drive to the spot where Mrs. Burke's child has been dumped in the dumpster; the location of the dumpster is the exact location where they have just left, in the police back-lot, car park. See more »

Connections

Featured in Extra Weird (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Hitch Hike To Hell
Sung by Nancy Adams
Music by Floyd Huddleston
Lyrics by Tom Adair
Harmonicist - Wayne Berwick
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It's a true grade b classic ...
10 September 2005 | by mannoramaSee all my reviews

LOL I'm watching this movie right now; I think it's a perfect time waster.

Being a true B movie fan, this movie meets all the requirements of B movie fans. It requires no concentration becuz it has no story line, and watching that Gribbin guy have seizures over memories of the rapes and murders he commits is hilarious. Also hilarious is his mother. No wonder he kills women.

It's great when he has murder flashbacks and freaks out.

Russell Johnson is prime in the role of Chief Investigating officer.

You should definitely watch it if you wanna kill some worthless time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highway zur Hölle See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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