MASTERS OF HORROR: PICK ME UP

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MASTERS OF HORROR: PICK ME UP

Larry Cohen
USA/Kanada, 2004
58min, OF

MASTERS OF HORROR: PICK ME UP

Larry Cohen
USA/Kanada, 2004
, 58min, OF

Cast: 
Fairuza Balk
Stacia
Warren Kole
Walker
Michael Moriarty
Jim Wheeler
Screenplay: 
David J. Schow
Camera: 
Brian Pearson
Editor: 
Marshall Harvey
Composer: 
Jay Chattaway
Decoration: 
David Fischer
Costume: 
Lyn Kelly

Production: 
British Columbia Production Tax Credit
World Sales: 
Starz Media
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

In 1958, Larry Cohen adapted William A. Stuart’s novel “Night Cry” for NBC television, just as Ben Hecht had done eight years before for Otto Premingers Where the Sidewalks Ends. Jack Klugmans stars as a tough cop who will discover his own fears in the end of this oppresive noir-story.
More than 40 years later Larry Cohen tells the story of a busload of travelers who are stranded in the middle of nowhere when their bus breaks down. Unfortunately, they split as young Stacia decides to walk alone to a motel. Another group decides to hitch a ride with truck driver Wheeler (one more time Cohen’s favourite actor Michael Moriarty), who is willing to take them to a truck stop. The remaining travelers meet a cowboy named Walker. Pick Me Up, written by David J. Schow (“The Crow”) and directed by Cohen for the Masters of Horror series, seems harmless until you discover that Walker and Wheeler are competing serial killers.

]]>Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up]]> will be screened together with Kraft Mystery Theater: Night Cry.