News Celebrate Robert Harmon’s ‘The Hitcher’ With the Release of Arrow Video’s In-Depth Book Published 1 year ago on November 27, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Today brings another cool announcement for horror fans. We just got word that Arrow Video will be releasing a brand new book on Robert Harmon’s (1986) horror classic The Hitcher, which is penned by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, featuring artwork by Gary Pullin and original stills. Arrow Books’ The Hitcher will be available to purchase on December 29. About the book: “The Hitcher is a complex beast: reviled at the time of its release, it has been adored in the long term as one of the most intoxicating, unrelenting highway cult films ever made. Starring Rutger Hauer in the title role whose alluring villainy would give his turn as Blade Runner’s Ray Batty a run for its money, The Hitcher – both the film and the character – is simultaneously of its time and of the now, a film about the real and the mythic, and a film that challenges our assumptions about masculinity and femininity. Its horrors unfold as The Hitcher tracks and tortures the film’s protagonists across the highways of Nowhere USA, and the film reveals a tangle of contradictions: it is, at times, simultaneously dense, shallow, obvious, subtle, absurd and deeply intelligent. The critical paths into The Hitcher that this book explores are rich and plentiful, and through an exploration of its origins and production history, a close analysis of the film itself and a consideration of the immediate fallout following its release and its longer legacies, this book celebrates one of the greatest highway horror movies ever made.” Head on over to Arrow Films’ website to pre-order your copy of the book now. Related Topics:Arrow VideoRobert HarmonRutger HauerThe Hitcher Up Next David Fincher Updates on Development Status of ‘World War Z’ Sequel Don't Miss Frank Henenlotter’s ‘Basket Case’ is Getting a 4K Restoration (US) Blu-Ray from Arrow Video Continue Reading Advertisement You may like ‘Crimson Peak’ Limited Edition (UK) Blu-Ray Coming from Arrow Video Arrow Video Releasing Magic Edition of H.G. Lewis Flick ‘The Wizard of Gore’ on (UK) Blu-Ray Arrow Video Gets Bloody and Brutal With Their (UK) Blu-Ray Release of ‘Deadbeat At Dawn’ Arrow Video Releasing 4K Restoration of Lucio Fulci’s ‘City of the Living Dead’ on Limited Edition (UK) Blu-Ray Arrow Video Releasing Stunning ‘Candyman’ Limited Edition (UK) Blu-Ray Arrow Video Releasing Wes Craven’s Shock Horror ‘The Last House on the Left’ on (UK) Blu-Ray Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News22 hours ago Barbara Crampton “Would Love” to Return to ‘Re-Animator’ in a New Re-Imagining or TV Series News2 days ago Michael Myers Hangs Out With Mannequins in New Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Halloween’ Reviews2 days ago Review: Leprechaun Returns is a Great Horror Throwback, Full of Fun Blood and Guts News2 days ago NECA Presents New 7″ Pennywise: The “Dancing Clown” Figure, Releasing 2019 News3 days ago Jamie Lee Curtis is Happy to Return for Next ‘Halloween’ Sequel But She’s Not Heard Anything News2 weeks ago Epic Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Halloween’ Show Off the Mask and Gruesome Props News4 weeks ago Gruesome Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Halloween’ Show Michael’s Deformed Hand News4 weeks ago ‘Leprechaun Returns’ Trailer Takes You Back to the Original Film’s Well News3 weeks ago New Line Cinema’s Third ‘Annabelle’ Film Gets an Official Synopsis News3 weeks ago New Trailer and Poster for ‘Lifechanger’ Will Drain the Life Out of You Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!