The Hitchhiker (2007) Movie Review

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2007 | Horror, Thriller
86 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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The Hitchhiker Review


Four young women driving across the desert to Las Vegas have their road trip turned upside-down when they pick up a handsome, seemingly-friendly hitchhiker. When their car breaks down near a roadside motel in the middle of nowhere, they find themselves trapped with a woman-hating, masochistic killer.

The Hitchhiker (2007) is an American thriller horror movie that was filmed in California, USA. Director and co-writer Leigh Scott (Transmorphers (2007), King of the Lost World (2005), Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2012), The Dunwich Horror (2009)) failed at his execution of The Hitchhiker. The movie contains sexual content, a man-hating female that kills every female in sight, violence, a weak screenplay, daunting boring moments and no suspense. I kept watching the time several times while viewing the movie and could not wait for it to finish. I do not like to stop a movie because it is boring because I always anticipate and hope the ending will be better, but that was not the case in this movie.

The Hitchhiker revolves around a hitchhiker tormenting his victims and giving them a not so welcoming death. Jack Carter (Jeff Denton - The Beast of Bray Road (2005), King of the Lost World (2005), One-Eyed Monster (2008)) got a ride from four females after they saw him hitchhiking. Jack had not too long ago buried a female body that he had bounded in his truck. The four females are Melinda, Patty, Kristina, and Denise, and they are from Colorado Springs. The girls were driving to a nurse’s conference in Las Vegas when they picked up Jack and soon realizes they have made the mistake of a lifetime, but there is no turning back. The girls began experiencing car problems and ended up staying the night at a motel with Jack, who kills the mechanic the next morning. Oh, I forgot to mention, he also has sexual relations with Kristina (Jessica Bork - Invasion of the Pod People (2007), Dragon (2006), Transmorphers (2007)) who is engaged.

Jack continues his killing spree by killing the motel’s manager, drugging the girls and taking them as his prisoners. He then told the females that he is doing everything because his girlfriend betrayed him. After a few scenes, the females fight to save their lives, but loses the battles and not too long after, a married couple asks Jack for a room to rent at the motel. He soon began his killing spree again and somehow survives death every time someone kills him or attempts to kill him. This movie was a disaster, and I did not give away the entire movie so there are only a few spoilers. I do not recommend anyone wasting their time watching this movie because it was all over the place, and there was no suspense, thrills, and engaging viewing. The actors did a good job with their performances, and that is why I gave the movie a three. I also gave it a three because it was fun to see Melinda at the end of the movie with her husband. The cinematography reeks as well as the sets, sound effects, and directorial skills.

About The Hitchhiker 2007

Title: The Hitchhiker
Year: 2007
Runtime: 86 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Starring: Griff Furst, Jeff Denton, Sarah Lieving, Leigh Scott, Erica Kessler, Dean N. Arevalo, James Ferris, Shaley Scott, Sarah Hall, Jessica Bork, Alexandra Boylan, Dane Hanson, David Shick, Michael Tower, Erica Roby
Writers: Jeshua De Horta, Leigh Scott, Orson Welles
Director: Leigh Scott