Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
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Pick Me Up 

In the middle of nowhere, with only a two-lane highway to connect it to anywhere--probably upstate New York--a recently divorced female traveler, who is a passenger on a bus that has broken down, gets caught in a bizarre and violent turf war between serial killers.

Director:

Larry Cohen

Writers:

Mick Garris (creator), David J. Schow (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Fairuza Balk ... Stacia
Michael Moriarty ... Jim Wheeler
Warren Kole ... Walker
Laurene Landon ... Birdy
Malcolm Kennard ... Danny
Tom Pickett ... Bus Driver
Peter Benson ... Deuce
Kristie Marsden Kristie Marsden ... Marie
Michael Eklund ... Cashier
Paul Anthony ... Stoney
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe ... Lily (as Crystal Lowe)
Michael Petroni ... Ambulance Attendant
Mar Andersons ... Ambulance Driver
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Storyline

When a bus breaks down in a desert road surrounded by woods, the passenger Stacia decides to walk ahead 20 km to a motel. The travelers Birdy and Danny get a lift with the deranged serial-killer truck driver Jim Wheeler to return to a dinning place and are killed. The paranoid Marie and her husband stay in the bus with the driver waiting for help. When the sadistic serial-killer hitchhiker Walker comes to the bus, he kills the trio. Later in the motel, Stacia is disputed by the two psychopaths. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In David Schow's original script the semi driven by Michael Moriarty's character was just a regular pick up truck See more »

Goofs

When the punk women is tied to the bed in the motel room she is wearing red underwear, the scene cuts to the TV being turned off, then the women is now wearing white underwear. See more »

Quotes

Jim Wheeler: They're not human beings; they're just snakes in the snow.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Snakes in the Snow
Written and Performed by Michael Moriarty.
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good alteration on the hitcher series
11 December 2006 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

Pick Me Up is from the Masters of Horror collection and is about a hitcher / road kill hugger that takes offense to a bus drivers desire to spice up the traveling by hitting animals trying to cross the road. The hitcher finds the bus and takes his anger out on the driver and those on board. A young girl in the bus just misses being hitcher bait several times until… A trucker also looking for the hitcher to exact some revenge comes into the act and uses the young girl as bait. Great acting makes this well directed film a big success in my mind as the pain of the actors comes through loud and clear. Not for anyone who doesn't like some blood and partial nudity.


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