Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up: Larry Cohen

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Anchor Bay Entertainment Released 2006

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Director:
Larry Cohen
Released:
2006
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Two serial killers battle each other when a young hitchhiker, Walker, intrudes on the territory of a trucker, Wheeler. Wheeler takes offense and the two stalk the same girl to see who will win.

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      • Danny: Hey. You're not going to walk, are you? Nobody walks.
        Stacia: Nobody reads, either.

      • Wheeler: When I'm lonesome, I pick someone up, give 'em a ride, make conversation. Sometimes I even let hem go.
        Birdy: Ah, that's reassuring.
        Wheeler: So you're not scared of me, right? I'm a normal person? Right?
        Birdy: Mister, I ain't met anybody who was normal. Not after I got to know them, anyway.

      • Wheeler: See this? It's a hollow-point. Makes a teeny little hole going in, but coming out... oh, it's a big slice of cherry pie.

      • Walker: How many times we seen this? I know you saw Texas Chainsaw. Both fucking versions! Come on, let me take you somewhere else and kill you, cut the fucking shit!

      • Walker: You're a fun date. You know, you look a lot better without all them trashy clothes on. Without all that trashy skin, too.

      • Stacia: Stay back from me, I've got a knife. Stay back!
        Wheeler: And I've got a gun. So what? Guess I win.

      • Stacia: Why are you doing this?
        Wheeler: Lady, when you're fishing, the bait doesn't answer stupid questions.

      • Walker: Now, your genuinely dangerous individuals, they almost never look... crazy. They don't have any weird tattoos, they don't have any weird stitches on their face, no funny-shaped heads. They are... not predictable.
        Wheeler: Are you within ten seconds of making a point there?
        Stacia: Yeah, you drive, he rides, the only question is which one of you assholes is a bigger fucking psycho!
        Walker: I told you, be polite, didn't I?

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      • Walker: I know you saw Texas Chainsaw.
        Referencing the 1974 movie directed by Tobe Hooper, and based loosely on the exploits of serial killer Ed Gein. The movie features the character "Leatherface," a hulkish killer wearing a leather mask and wielding the title chainsaw, and gave rise to subsequent sequels, remakes, and prequels. It has spawned numerous sequels and reboots.

      • Wheeler: Bye bye, Birdy
        Referencing the 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie. In it, a rock star, Conrad Birdie, is leaving to serve in the Army overseas. His agent sets up a "goodbye kiss" with a teenage fan chosen at random, a kiss that will be televised nationwide. The musical was made into a movie in 1963.

      • Stacia: Can't believe I was going to shower in there. Ugh. Ree ree ree.
        Referencing Marion Crane's shower murder in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). In it, Marion takes a shower and the killer enters and stabs her victim repeatedly with an overhand strike while shrill music plays repeatedly in the background.

      • It's Alive:
        When Wheeler and Stacia find the billboard advertising the Horrible Thing, Wheeler says he's seen it and it's a two-headed baby skeleton and talks about how much baby monsters give him the creeps. This is a nod to director Larry Cohen's classic It's Alive trilogy about killer monster babies.

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    assasination, animal antics