Riding the Bullet Reviews
The year is 1969 and Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson) learns that his mother (Barbara Hershey) is dying of cancer, so instead of going to see Lennon and McCartney, the troubled teenager is forced to hitchhike back to his hometown. He is eventually offered a ride by a young man with a sinister secret. Parker is then forced to confront all the demons from his past if he is to survive what could be the last ride of his life.
Like the original story, the film has all the makings of a campfire tale. There are lonely stretches of highway flanked by tall pine trees - roads that are interspersed with graveyards and other dark places one shouldn't venture into after the sun sets. There are carnivals and rollercoasters. There are plenty of laughs as well as scenes that will chill your soul to the bone. Even Death himself makes an appearance.
Terrifyingly entertaining, 'Riding the Bullet' will also make you question what really is important in life.
Also stars David Arquette and Cliff Robertson.
It does a good job of reminding us of our own humanity and just how valuable our lives really are.
I recommend it to anyone, it's a rather interesting film!
If you have a lot of time to spare (and i mean a lot!) and absolutely nothing better to do, then still don't watch this movie as you will regret it.
Maybe you'll fare better than I did; rental, perhaps?
I've read the short story and it follows it pretty well, but of course adds some too it, so it can be movie length. I never found the story to be real scary and neither was the movie for me really, but it was weird and interesting enough to keep me watching.
It's not the best Stephen King story turned movie, but I can't say it's the worse. I can imagine it's even better without the commercials though, so if you want to see it I suggest looking for the DVD, because it's worth your time as a King fan.
"You wait in line, that's all. And when it's your turn to ride the bullet, maybe you ride, maybe you run."
but its a good movie check it out
if you like the Stephen King Movies has an awesome car in it too so check it out !!!!