First aired: 1991
Sometimes called The Hitchhiker and sometimes Deadly Nightmares, this was a series of short morality plays akin to anthology series such as the Twilight Zone. Most episodes went to the dark side of the human spirit, a few introduced a supernatural element.
This one had a supernatural twist – as it is being reviewed hear you already know what it is! The common theme through them all was the hitchhiker (Page Fletcher), who appeared (in scene) at the beginning and end of the episode, bookending it in a Rod Serling sort of way.
|the hitcher near the theatre|
|murder or just manslaughter?|
And that’s all she wrote. If you know that they will be vampires, which I did and you do now, this is an average short that does little special. The character of Leesa is annoying, and is meant to be, but there is also little in the way of character building and therefore little in the way of audience buy in or character motivation. 4 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.