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Deadly Nightmares 

The Hitchhiker (original title)
Fictional stories are told in this television series by The Hitchhiker. Each story is usually a mysterious thriller.
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A series of mystery-thriller stories, linked only by the character of The Hitchhiker, who would introduce and close each episode in the style of Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock. Occasional stories involved supernatural forces, but most plot twists stemmed only from the dark side of the human spirit. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Once you pick up The Hitchhiker, get ready for a journey you'll never forget. See more »


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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El caminante See more »

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Runtime:

(85 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The first dramatic television series made by Home Box Office cable TV network. See more »

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Episodes produced from 1983-1988 included nudity that had to be edited out when the episodes appeared in syndication. See more »

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One Of The Most Underrated Shows In Television
31 July 1999 | by UCLAKidSee all my reviews

The Hitchhiker was a television series that was truly imaginative with every episode. Each episode was unique in that you as the viewer did not know what to expect. One episode you could be scared as hell and next could leave you in a state of bewilderment. This series also launched many successful acting careers such as Helen Hunt, Gary Busey and others. "The Hitchhiker" was a series that was ahead of its time. It is certainly one of the most underrated shows that I know of....not to mention the most frightening opening songs which helped set the tone for the viewer and the "hitchhiker's" journey in each episode.


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