While on a cross-country drive, a bitter writer (international superstar Franco Nero of Django) and his beautiful wife (Corinne Clery, The Story of O, Moonraker) pick up a stranded motorist (David Hess of Last House on the Left infamy). But when this hitcher turns out to be a depraved psychopath, their road trip takes a vicious detour into sex and savagery where the miles are marked in mayhem and vengeance is the ultimate rule of thumb. Rarely seen in the US (causing it to be named “one of the greatest exploitation films no one has ever seen” by IGN)

HitchHike is a sleaze epic fueled by wild performances, scenes of shocking violence, and a visceral score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone. This RaroVideo release is completely uncut and uncensored, and presents co-writer / director Pasquale Festa Campanile’s vision in all its shocking glory.

Special Features


  • Documentary: Road to Ruin (26mins) Digitally restored. A fully illustrated booklet
  • New HD transfer from the original 35mm negative
  • New and improved English subtitled translation

Film Details

  • Written by Marius Lesoeur and Juan Fortuny
  • Production Mario Montanari, Bruno Turchetto
  • Cinematography Franco Di Giacomo, Giuseppe Ruzzolini
  • Film Editing Antonio Siciliano
  • Music by Ennio Morricone
  • Cast Franco Nero, Corinne Clery, David Hess