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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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Page Fletcher ...  The Hitchhiker 83 episodes, 1983-1991
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Storyline

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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He takes you places you don't want to visit alone. 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 »

Alternate Versions

In worldwide syndication, the three 1983 episodes have been re-worked to remove all of 'Nicholas Campbell''s scenes. His scenes were re-shot with Page Fletcher and the opening/end credits altered to reflect this change. Presumably, this change was made to preserve continuity with all of the other Hitchhiker episodes. See more »

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Great at first, but becomes weak
23 October 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

Until the past few years, the only thing I had remembered about this series was the haunting opening theme song. I have since watched many of the episodes, and I have a mixed review. For me, the show seemed to lose some creativity after the second season. The early episodes were often great, and almost every episode was clever, imaginative, and at times, somewhat creepy. For whatever reason, the later episodes just don't interest me the same way. But whether you watch an early show or a late one, this is a program that should be checked out, if only to hear that theme song...


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