The WORST episodes of The Hitchhiker

Every episode of The Hitchhiker ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of The Hitchhiker!

A series of thriller stories, linked only by the character of The Hitchhiker, who would introduce and close each episode in the style of Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock. Occasionally stories involved supernatural forces, but most plot twists stemmed only from the dark side of the human spirit. The basic principle of the series is 'what goes around comes around', because when a character chooses the dark side, they often have no chance of salvation. There are no happy endings in the realm of The Hitchhiker. Originally the Hitchhiker was cast with Nicholas Campbell, but for whatever reason Campbell was replaced with Page Fletcher. Campbell's scenes in two of the original three episodes (only the third episode still features Campbell) were later re-shot with Fletcher which, because the Hitchhiker initially had more interaction with the people in the stories, cause certain scenes to appear very choppy. The earlier season

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Dead Heat
star
3.25
4 votes

#1 - Dead Heat

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/3/1987

Directors: Kees Van Oostrum
Doctor's Orders
star
3.67
3 votes

#2 - Doctor's Orders

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/24/1987

Jake Purly's main platform for his campaign is to rid the world of pornography. But when his brother is found making a pornographic film, the media begins to bang on his door. To make matters worse, the actress in the film opens a flood gate of memories that Jake would rather not remember.

Writer: Thomas Baum
The Martyr
star
4.00
4 votes

#3 - The Martyr

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/22/1989

Deirdre manipulates Jacques into killing her wealthy older husband for her after getting his attention by pretending to be blind, but soon realises that things don't work out the way she planned when Jacques will not go away.

Directors: Phillip Noyce
Writer: Jeremy Lipp
Why Are You Here?
star
4.00
6 votes

#4 - Why Are You Here?

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/10/1987

Dead Man's Curve
star
4.00
7 votes

#5 - Dead Man's Curve

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/11/1986

Claudia now a famous novelist, returns home for her high school reunion and opens old wounds in Lee, the sheriff. Claudia finds out that Lance, her town-appointed escort, is really the son of a former high school boyfriend who blames her for his father's death. Fighting over her, Lance and Lee replay the fateful event that killed Lance's father, but this time, it is the sheriff who loses his life to Dead Man's Curve.

Directors: Roger Vadim
Shadow Puppets
star
4.25
4 votes

#6 - Shadow Puppets

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/8/1989

A psychologist with a twisted bent takes the wrong track with a disturbed patient and learns that sometimes it's dangerous to play games.

Videodate
star
4.29
7 votes

#7 - Videodate

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/16/1985

Jack Rhodes is a salesman that attempts to wear many disguises to get what he wants: women. One day, he gets a video letter from a mysterious video-artist, Monique, who challenges him to meet her. She plays him like a fiddle and takes advantage of him. Now the tables are turned and Jeff can't escape, not even with his life.

Homebodies
star
4.33
3 votes

#8 - Homebodies

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/17/1987

Toxic Shock
star
4.33
3 votes

#9 - Toxic Shock

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/1990

A Function of Control
star
4.33
3 votes

#10 - A Function of Control

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/9/1990

One Last Prayer
star
4.40
5 votes

#11 - One Last Prayer

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/22/1986

Miranda and Sean are two desperate songwriters trying to make a career in the record business. When a record executive, Robbie shows interest in one of their songs, they think they are on their way. Miranda becomes a ruthless businesswoman and must face the alter ego she has created for the video.

Directors: Brian Grant
Petty Thieves
star
4.43
7 votes

#12 - Petty Thieves

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/29/1985

Mickey is a con artist only willing to commit to one way of thinking: making the quick buck. In exchange for his life, Mickey is willing to sell his soul by giving Pearl, his girlfriend, away to drug lord, Joey Stregga. What Micky doesn't realize is that he will have to pay for selling off part of his soul.

3615 Code-Liz
star
4.50
2 votes

#13 - 3615 Code-Liz

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/21/1989

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Dark Wishes
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4.50
4 votes

#14 - Dark Wishes

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/1/1989

A mentally disturbed nurse concocts an elaborate plan to poison a woman so that she can steal her husband from her.

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The Legendary Billy B.
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4.50
4 votes

#15 - The Legendary Billy B.

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/31/1987

Jane L. is willing to dig up anything on someone just to ruin their lives and get her a story. One night, her photographer gets her interested in Billy Baltimore, a musician who supposedly died back in the 70's but is rumored to be living in their area. But soon Jane realizes that when you enter someone's life, you should always make sure there's an exit.

Directors: Chris Thomson
Murderous Feelings
star
4.50
6 votes

#16 - Murderous Feelings

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/9/1985

Dr. Peter Milne, an unethical psychiatrist, abuses his position to manipulate a female patient. His mind-bending medical practices only intensify her psychosis as she can no longer distinguish reality from dream. When he finally has her act out her dreams, Dr. Peter Milne finds himself the victim of her murderous feelings.

Directors: Mai Zetterling
Garter Belt
star
4.60
5 votes

#17 - Garter Belt

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/7/1989

A politician finds his life and his career in jeopardy when people start to find out about the dins in his past.

Fashion Exchange
star
4.67
3 votes

#18 - Fashion Exchange

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/18/1989

Homecoming
star
4.75
4 votes

#19 - Homecoming

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/11/1991

Man of Her Dreams
star
4.75
4 votes

#20 - Man of Her Dreams

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/8/1986

Jill McGuiness is a lonely daydreaming bank officer who constantly fantasizes about her dream lover. When she dreams about murders and finds that they actually happened, she is unable to distinguish dream from reality. When she finally meets Mr. Right, Jim, she snaps out of her dream world and catches him.

Writer: Gary Ross
Joker
star
4.80
5 votes

#21 - Joker

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/21/1987

Peter believes that the way to win a girl's heart is have a good sense of humor. But when he tries to win back the love of his ex-wife using only pranks and elaborate setups, he learns that sometimes laughter doesn't make everything better.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
Nightshift
star
4.83
6 votes

#22 - Nightshift

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/15/1985

A ruthless nurse works at old folks' homes. Along with her boyfriend, she steals jewelry from the residents, who can do nothing to stop her. The couple gets an unpleasant surprise when her newest victim is an old man who is actually a supernatural creature that feeds on blood.

The Miracle of Alice Ames
star
5.00
2 votes

#23 - The Miracle of Alice Ames

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/15/1989

A bogus preacher who has been making a living out of fake miracles finds his livelihood threatened when a real miracle takes place.

The Killer
star
5.00
7 votes

#24 - The Killer

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/12/1985

Meg is a paraplegic who is ignored by her family. When she finds everyone but her brother, Jonathan, dead she assumes he killed them. While trying to figure out who is responsible, what she remembers is not what she expected.

Directors: Carl Sclenkel
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Perfect Order
star
5.00
5 votes

#25 - Perfect Order

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/17/1987

Simon Hopper is considered a genius in the art world, but the demands for his models are always insanely hard to meet. Christina will do anything to be the model in his next project. But when she does get her chance, it turns out that Simon has raised the bar to a new level.

Directors: Daniel Vigne

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