#66 THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
movies teach a lot of common sense safety tips. Like if 5 miles
before you get to a small town and a weird guy holding an eyeball
tells you "there's nothing but evil ahead...GO BACK!", it's likely a
good idea to listen to him. And as the original Texas Chainsaw
Massacre demonstrated, DON'T PICK UP HITCHHIKERS! Especially if they
look like psycho Nam vets with splotches on their face.
Unfortunately, the young fools in TCM pick up "The Hithchicker" in
their van, played wonderfully by Edwin Neal (pictured above). He
seems just a little creepy at first, then asks the passengers if they
like head cheese! He proceeds to talk about his hilarious job at the
slaughterhouse, until he sets a small fire in the van and is promptly
kicked out. The entire sequence is crazy as shit, and sets the tone
perfectly for the madness that is soon to follow.