Autostop rosso sangue (Hitch Hike) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Autostop rosso sangue (Hitch Hike) Reviews

Page 1 of 3
½ January 2, 2017
This is a brutal story of a couple traveling across an arid region, the american southwest. They pick up a hitchhiker and off we go in a story of sun baked noir.
This is not a pretty picture at all. The only decent person is the wife played by Corinne Cléry. She gets raped a occasionally in this and is the sort of woman that responds to rape part way in and then really enjoys it. Which is to say, a movie character from a backward period of humanity.. So that is a problem but she is a decent young woman in comparison to her rapist hubby. He seems to be willing to form a pact with the psycho-killer played by David Hess. But he loses enthusiasm for that after watching the psycho killer rape his wife.
The movie has a score by Ennio Morricone. That is nice to listen too.
This movie is probably best for boys into dark stuff.
½ July 25, 2016
Years ago I watched a heavily edited version of this film on YouTube; I wonder if its been taken down. This is an Italian Thriller, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile, and starring Italian actor Franco Nero (Django, Keoma, etc.), French actress Corinne Clery (The Story of Oh, Moonraker), and American actor David Hess (Last House on the Left). An boozing and bitter Italian feature writer (Nero) is on vacation in the United States with his wife, the daughter if his boss (Clery). The two bicker and fight like they are in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf but when they pick up a hitchhiker (Hess), he turns out to be a psychotic holdup man with $2 million dollars from a daring and violent robbery. The police are looking for Hess as are the partners in crime he betrayed. The unpleasant misogyny in the script (like many female characters in 1970s Italian Exploitation cinema Clery suffers overmuch) and the fact that Hess acts too much like his character Krug Stullo from Last House on the Left (poor guy was typecast for the remainder of his acting career) is offset by the excellent photography, fast pace, a riveting Ennio Morricone score, and a truly nihilistic and offbeat ending that would not have happened in an American film. Locations in Italy pose as sections of Nevada and California. The details are correct down to the vehicles, police uniforms, tourist trap gas stations (Texaco), and billboards.
February 26, 2016
Want to watch for Hess
½ December 26, 2012
Pretty great Italian exploitation movie starring original Django Franco Nero and Last House On The Left's David Hess in another fantastically psychotic role. Ennio Morricone score is awesome.
½ October 27, 2012
The more I see of international superstar Franco Nero, the more I like his work. A squabbling couple pick up a murderous bank robber with a gun and a suitcase full of cash. Film cautions equally against marriage and picking up hitch hikers.
½ June 19, 2012
This is an Italian movie that stars an Italian actor, a French actress, and an American Actor. The story is set in California but they filmed the whole thing in Italy. It's low budget and as usual in an Italian movie, nobody's mouth moves with the dialog. The story is about a bickering married couple picking up a hitchhiker that turns out to be a bank robber. It was so obvious that it wasn't filmed in the U.S. that they didn't even bother to show it in America. It was shown in Europe and Asia and was very popular. The movie starts with a deer hunt but the deer that is shot is obviously a European deer and not an American whitetail. The first vehicle shown is a left-hand drive Landrover. Landrovers weren't sold in the U.S. in the 1970's. They were an English version of the U.S. Jeep and were used in Africa and Europe. They switched to a Ford car with a trailer. But none of the cars used were American made. At the end of the movie there were teenagers on motorcycles, but they were on Japanese dirt bikes. If you like bad movies this is worth watching, but if not don't bother.
December 10, 2011
Recommended by sadisticminister, Markus E.
October 1, 2011
It true that David Hess pretty much just plays the same character, but nevertheless, this was quite a good movie. I liked it more than something like Last House on the Left. I really liked Franco Nero as the drunken husband. I hadn't really heard that much about this movie, not even in genre circles which surprises me.
November 20, 2010
One of the best exploitation films I've ever seen,with two of my favorite stars:Franco Nero and the beautiful,sexy and naked Corinne Clery. The movie suck you in and take you on a ride of violence,sex,and savagery,with a few surprises along the way,including the ending. Truly unforgettable,specially Corinne Clery,she's breathtakig! The three main actors are just wonderful! Makes for an awesome ride,...!
November 10, 2010
Entertaining Italian thriller about a bickering couple who pick up a hitch hiker who of course turns out to be a psycho. It has a nice start, seeming like it's gonna be a couple having marital problems and then the crazy guy shows up. A good score from Ennio Morricone (though that hippie song that plays a lot gets annoying, I wonder if they use that song in the original Itlalian version, I watched the English dubbed) and the two leads are great. I love the way it ends, especially with the final shot.
August 12, 2010
Hitch-Hike brings together Franco Nero of Django fame with David Hess of Last House on the Left and House on the Edge of Park infamy. Apparently, David Hess must rape someone in every film in which he appears. Indeed, Hitch-Hike is similar to Last House on the Left and its many ripoffs (Night Train Murders, Last House on the Beach, etc.) in its depiction of a criminal escaping from the law who takes people hostage and abuses them. Hitch-Hike is no where near as brutal and disturbing as any of the above-mentioned films. Its scenes of rape and murder are rather tame in comparions to the rest of the genre. But its many plot twists and turns and its ending make it a fun little exploitation romp for fans of the genre.
½ April 28, 2010
The more I see of international superstar Franco Nero, the more I like his work. A squabbling couple pick up a murderous bank robber with a gun and a suitcase full of cash. Film cautions equally against marriage and picking up hitch hikers.
February 22, 2010
70's movie making bliss - where's the Blu Ray ???
January 21, 2010
First off, I'm in love with 1970's David Hess, yowza! Okay, fantastic character development and an awesome soundtrack, for real, the music is sooo good! Someone mentioned that this is "marriage counselling, exploitation style", and I think that's a spot on description. You wanna see some memorable characters? Look no further. Super fun movie!
½ January 8, 2010
What a mean little movie. Completely nihilistic and misanthropic, full of double-crosses, betrayals, and unsentimental violence. Nero is brilliant as the boozed up loser, bruised by life. Hess looks itchy in his skin, working raw nerves back and forth between calm psychosis and vulnerability.Clery is perfect as the abused and lost woman trapped in this horror show. The twists and turns are Jim Thompson-esque - especially the ending which is so heartless, it resolves the movie perfectly.
November 30, 2009
Franco Nero and David Hess? Excellent.
½ November 8, 2009
Any exploitation picture that pits Franco Nero and David Hess against each other is bound to be a B-movie fan's dream, and "Hitch Hike" does not disappoint. This isn't what you'd call the most upbeat or optimistic thriller in the world since Franco Nero's so-called "hero" is a arrogant brute who mistreats his wife and is sometimes more sadistic than David Hess' villain, but these characterizations are essential to making the movie's ending work. The premise of picking up an evil hitchhiker is hardly the most original idea in the world, but a couple of plot twists and some genuine surprises keep the story moving pretty well; strong performances from the two stars and a typically great Ennio Morricone help elevate this above your average B-movie and make "Hitch Hike" worth a look for fans of the genre.
November 2, 2009
Hitch-Hike brings together Franco Nero of Django fame with David Hess of Last House on the Left and House on the Edge of Park infamy. Apparently, David Hess must rape someone in every film in which he appears. Indeed, Hitch-Hike is similar to Last House on the Left and its many ripoffs (Night Train Murders, Last House on the Beach, etc.) in its depiction of a criminal escaping from the law who takes people hostage and abuses them. Hitch-Hike is no where near as brutal and disturbing as any of the above-mentioned films. Its scenes of rape and murder are rather tame in comparions to the rest of the genre. But its many plot twists and turns and its ending make it a fun little exploitation romp for fans of the genre.
Super Reviewer
July 6, 2009
Have to check this one out!
½ May 7, 2009
Maybe the best trash film ever made. David Hess is his usual Psycho. Franco Nero is the bitter alcohalic writter who picks Hess up. Hess takes Nero and Neros wife (Corinne Clery) hostage. SLEAZY!
Page 1 of 3