This film is actually two one hour stories, the first based on a Stephen King story called the “Chattering Teeth” about a man who picks up a hitchhiker and the second is based on a Clive Barker story called “The Body Politic” about hands that rebel against the body.
Riding the Bullet
Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday but his friends manage to stop him, and he recovers. He receives news that his mother has had a stroke, and decides to hitchhike to visit her at the hospital.