THE HITCHER
1986, 97 min, Dir: Robert Harmon

A pulse-pounding thriller completely misunderstood by critics at the time, THE HITCHER stars an ultra-frightening Rutger Hauer as the iconic killer John Ryder .While on a road trip across the Midwest, young Jim Halsey (played by C. Thomas Howell) makes the deadly mistake of picking up the deranged hitchhiker, who takes great pleasure in setting up a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse. With a trail of bodies in their wake, the two become increasingly inseparable, much to Jim’s horror. Featuring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.


SECRET ADMIRER
1985, Park Circus/MGM, 90 min, USA, Dir: David Greenwalt

On the last day of school, Michael (C. Thomas Howell) receives an anonymous love letter. Hoping it’s from popular girl Deborah (Kelly Preston), he decides to send her a love note as well with the help of his best friend, Toni (Lori Loughlin). But these letters end up in the wrong hands, causing confusion for all who read them. Can true love triumph over the chaos and unite the real secret admirers? Dee Wallace, Leigh Taylor-Young, Fred Ward and Corey Haim are among the fine supporting cast.


COLD ONES
2007, Leo Films, 94 min, USA, Dir: Garrett Clancy

Every stranger has a secret in writer-director Garrett Clancy’s indie drama, also released as DEAD LETTERS. Ten years after his first novel went down in flames, the hard knocks just won’t stop for K.C. Corcoran (C. Thomas Howell) - his girlfriend’s just thrown him out. K.C. hopes to get his life back on track by writing another book, and heads to a remote mountain cabin to work on it … but the locals prove more hazardous than he could have guessed. Geoffrey Lewis, Kim Darby and Duane Whitaker are among the fine ensemble cast.


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