The Arrow in the Head Show welcomes guest Eric Red to discuss The Hitcher

The Hitcher screenwriter Eric Red joins The Arrow in the Head Show hosts John “The Arrow” Fallon and Lance Vlcek for a look back at a classic

Directed by Robert Harmon from a screenplay by Eric Red, the 1986 horror thriller The Hitcher (watch it HERE) was one of the coolest movies to be released in a decade that was packed with cool movies. And on today’s episode of The Arrow in the Head Show, hosts John “The Arrow” Fallon and Lance Vlcek have been joined by The Hitcher writer Red for a look back at the classic film. To hear what they had to say about the movie, check out the video embedded above!

The Hitcher has the following synopsis: While transporting a car from Chicago to San Diego, Jim Halsey picks up a hitchhiker named John Ryder, who claims to be a serial killer. After a daring escape, Jim hopes to never see Ryder again. But when he witnesses the hitchhiker murdering an entire family, Jim pursues Ryder with the help of truck-stop waitress Nash, pitting the rivals against each other in a deadly series of car chases and brutal murders.

The film stars C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jeffrey DeMunn, with the late, great Rutger Hauer delivering one of his best performances as the title character.

Here’s some information on The Arrow in the Head ShowWe’re trying something a bit new here on Arrow In The Head. After many years behind the scenes, we’ve decided to take our sarcastic, booze-influenced style into the video age with The Arrow In The Head Show! Hosted by John Fallon aka The Arrow and Lance Vlcek, we will dig into not only the newest horror flicks hitting the big and small screens but also delve into the good, bad, and ugly of horror from the golden ages of the ’80s through the underrated 90s and maybe a bit beyond.

Something groovy and a tad rough around the edges, we are here to talk shop with a drink in hand, a bit of foul language, and a whole lot of heart.

This The Hitcher episode of the show was Edited by Lance. What did you think of this episode, and are you a fan of The Hitcher? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.