Alternate titles : Death Drive, Hitchhike: Last House on the Left, Autostop Rosso Sangue, Death Stop : Blood Red

Tagline : "A film as hard as it's characters"

Hitch HikeItalian couple, Walter and Eve Mancini (Franco Nero and Corinne Clery), are touring across California in their caravan. But right from the start, it's blatantly obvious their marriage is not a match made in heaven, as Walter spends most of his time drinking and making unpleasant remarks towards his long suffering wife, who seems just as good at trading insults with her cheerful spouse.

Their 'happy' holiday takes an unexpected turn for the worse though, when they stop to pick up a stranded motorist named Adam, whose car had broken down. What they don't realise though, is that Adam is on the run from the law, having robbed a bank, double-crossed his accomplices and made off with all the loot. Meaning there's a lot of people who're eager to catch up with him.

Forced to drive towards Mexico at gunpoint, they soon realise the error of picking up any character played by the illustrious David Hess (of "Last House on the Left" infamy). Who proceeds to torment and humiliate them throughout the journey, as he tries to compete with Franco Nero's character as to who is the most obnoxious.

With police roadblocks everywhere, Adam's former accomplices trailing them and the prospect of a bullet in the head if they actually survive long enough to make it to Mexico, things don't look too rosy for the happy couple. But with $2million worth of Adam's stolen money in the back, putting aside their differences to deal with their unwanted passenger seems an awfully tempting prospect.

Not as well known as the other exploitation pics from the same era, and certainly not as brutal as the other films David Hess was associated with, this is still a highly enjoyable movie which sadly didn't get as much recognition in the UK and US when first released. If you enjoyed "Last House on the Left" and "House on the Edge of the Park" you should enjoy this.

Overall Marks : 6/10.

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