What's all this excitement over "The Hitcher"?
Have any of you people actually seen the movie? I doubt it. Next to today's average horror flick, "The Hitcher" is mild by comparison. There are no on-screen mutilations, decapitations or butcherings as Caulfield's article and your readers suggest. All of the supposed graphic violence takes place off-screen .
If you want to discuss on-screen graphic violence, why not mention Brian De Palma's "Scarface" with its death-by-chain-saw sequence, or his "Body Double," where a woman is murdered with a huge power drill.
And even more extreme is the incredibly gory "Re-Animator," which was a feast of on-screen carnage, including a decapitation by shovel, boring through a man's chest with an electric saw, strangulation using a human intestine and rape by a zombie that is so perverse and disgusting it could not be printed if described.