The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 16

The Hitch-Hiker

Aired Unknown Jan 22, 1960 on CBS

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  • Nan Adams recovers from a traffic accident and she begins seeing the same hitch hiker everywhere she goes.

    In my humble opinion, the scariest and most tense of all 'The Twilight Zone' episodes. It is a normadic episode which adds to the urgency of the situation and the lack of ideas Nan Adams must have. The Hitch-Hiker himself seems perfectly harmless: which is what makes him more terrifying. It is also quite refreshing to have Adams have narrative soliloquys; highlighting the fact that she is alone. Fortunately for her she meets a sailor, however he seems to be no help when Adams loses her mind. When Adams phobes home, it is one of the more chilling scenes as she realises her fate and how it is now secured. And the final line from the Hitch-Hiker cements it: 'I believe you're going my way.'