Autostop rosso sangue (Hitch Hike) (1977)
After becoming a minor cult figure with his role as Krug Stullo in the notorious Last House on the Left, actor David Hess found himself typecast in minor variations of the role for the rest of his career. In this bloody thriller from director Pasquale Festa Campanile, Hess stars as Adam Kunitz, ringleader of a group of vicious bankrobbers who terrorize bickering vacationers Franco Nero and Corinne Clery. There's action, violence, and hard-edged sexual tension aplenty, although Hess' famous fireside rape of Clery is optically censored in some versions. The film, based on Peter Kane's novel The Violence and the Fury, and well scored by Ennio Morricone, still comes across as an attempt to capitalize on Hess' cult status, prefiguring his even more violent Italian films such as La Casa Sperduta nel Parco and Camping del Terrore. Ignazio Spalla and Monica Zanchi also appear. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi … More
as Adam Kunitz
as a bitter writer
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Hitch-Hike isn't an awful movie but not my favorite exploitation/grindhouse movie. If I had to describe it I'd say it's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf on a road trip with Last House on the Left in the back seat. And I don't say that because David Hess is in it. Hitch-Hike had some great parts but some pretty annoying ones as well. Like the camping sequence at the beginning that made me grateful I don't really remember the 70s. Hess was fun (or at least as fun as a murdering rapist can be) and the movie had a decent amount of sleaze to it. Catch it if you can...More
Marriage counselling, exploitation style! Substantially better than the run-of-the-mill misogynistic Seventies Italian exploitation movie, by virtue of unusually excellent photography, memorable casting and an Ennio Morricone soundtrack. I'd be interested to know how much Morricone had to do with that dreadful recurring song. The tamest of the three films for which David Hess is best remembered, the others being "Last House on the Left" and "The House on the Edge of the Park".More
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