Essentially, what we have here are two competing serial killers working in a remote area. Wheeler (Moriarty) drives a big rig as he hunts for victims while Walker (Kole) hoofs it as he targets his victims. Caught in the middle is Stacia (Balk) a young woman who is stranded in the backwoods after the bus she is a passenger on breaks down. There are several very funny moments in a creepy way, like Stacia thinking a couple in the motel room next to hers are having the sex of their lives. I probably don't have to tell you what's actually going on, other than to mention that our merry killers are nearby. The eye-popping finale contains a huge and comical twist. Moriarty is the main reason to watch this flick. He has always been an amazing actor who clearly made a huge mistake when he pulled out of LAW AND ORDER early on.
Pick Me Up (2006) 720p YIFY Movie
Pick Me Up (2006)
Pick Me Up is an episode of Masters of Horror starring Fairuza Balk, Michael Moriarty, and Warren Kole. In the middle of nowhere, with only a two-lane highway to connect it to anywhere--probably upstate New York--a recently divorced...
IMDB: 6.41 Likes
- Genre: Horror |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 716.36M
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 58
- IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 1 / 6
The Synopsis for Pick Me Up (2006) 720p
When a bus breaks down in a desert road surrounded by woods, the passenger Stacia decides to walk ahead 20 km to a motel. The travelers Birdy and Danny get a lift with the deranged serial-killer truck driver Jim Wheeler to return to a dinning place and are killed. The paranoid Marie and her husband stay in the bus with the driver waiting for help. When the sadistic serial-killer hitchhiker Walker comes to the bus, he kills the trio. Later in the motel, Stacia is disputed by the two psychopaths.
The Director and Players for Pick Me Up (2006) 720p
The Reviews for Pick Me Up (2006) 720p
Fun on the runReviewed byctomvelu1Vote: 7/10
Like John Landis' 'Deer Woman,' Larry Cohen's contribution to the "Masters of Horror" series coasts on the director's pitch-perfect dark humor. There are few scares in 'Pick Me Up,' but a strong satire of serial-killer clichés (in this case, the hitcher and the hitched) and a layered character study that is quite fun to watch unfold. Wheeler (Michael Moriarty) is a semi driver who picks up hitchhikers and slaughters them; Walker (Warren Kole) is a hitcher who murders his rides; and Independent Woman Fairuza Balk is the tough heroine who runs afoul of the duo. While Cohen may seem like a wild-card addition to the series, 'Pick Me Up' injects an intellectual angle into the proceedings that is refreshing (especially in light of the "gore = more" approach most of the episodes have taken). While this episode lacks Cohen's trademark 'guerrila' style, he hits the right notes of irony and absurd comedy in David J. Schow's script, as when the two killers (united in Wheeler's truck) stop as a rattlesnake crosses the road; or when Walker tortures a woman in a motel room, putting a quarter in the 'Magic Fingers' as porn plays on the TV; or a climactic fight between killers over their prey. The performances of Moriarty, Kole, and Balk are uniformly spectacular, possessing a true knowledge of character that adds much to the episode as a whole.
(Side Note: anyone collecting the MOH DVDs has come to expect the usual supplements, but 'Pick Me Up' contains a highly entertaining interview with Cohen, plus a surprising number of past collaborators offering insightful and often hilarious recollections.)
6.5 out of 10
Larry Cohen has long been a favourite filmmaker of mine. I first discovered him at an early age watching the creature flick Q. That film, along with the Maniac Cop series and Uncle Sam solidified him as a great filmmaker in my mind. It wasn't until years later that I finally got to see the It's Alive series and God Told Me To and add them to his hit list. So its rather funny that of all the episodes from season one of Masters Of Horror that this one would take me so long to get around to watching. I missed the original airing of the episode on TV so I had to wait until it came out on DVD. When it did, I bought it immediately. Then, life got in the way and I never got around to it. Finally, after watching the episode, I can say it was worth the wait. Cohen is a master, there is no doubt. There are some classic Cohenisms on line here, even though he didn't write the script. And just seeing Michael Moriarty play the piano again was worth it. I've never read any of David Schow's work so I wasn't familiar with the story on which the episode is based. Really, it is rather simplistic in its narrative and allusions, but it gets the job done. Wheeler is a trucker who kills anyone who he picks up on the road. Walker is a hitchhiker who kills anyone who picks him up. The two meet one night on a lonely mountain road and a young woman is caught in the middle of their macabre game. This may not be my absolute favourite episode of the season, but it certainly ranks up there in my top 3. Well worth a look.