January 12, 2014

The Hitch-Hiker

cover image of The Hitch-Hiker
starring Edmond O'Brien

An acclaimed film noir thriller in which two vacationing men are held captive by a hitchhiking psychopath with one eye that never closes. Though years of more horrific violence and suspense have dulled its impact somewhat, it was way ahead of its time. Considered among Ida Lupino's best work, this film was the progenitor of many, many films that would follow in its tire-treads and is a must-see. The Hitch-Hiker was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1998.