A bus driver is driving along a mountain road and swerves to run over a rattlesnake. After the bus moves on, a man wearing snakeskin boots steps out and kneels to pick it up. The man, Walker, holds it up and tells it that it's not done yet, and then walks down the road, still carrying the snake...Read the full recap
Danny: Hey. You're not going to walk, are you? Nobody walks.
Stacia: Nobody reads, either.
Wheeler: When I'm lonesome, I pick someone up, give 'em a ride, make conversation. Sometimes I even let hem go.
Birdy: Ah, that's reassuring.
Wheeler: So you're not scared of me, right? I'm a normal person? Right?
Birdy: Mister, I ain't met anybody who was normal. Not after I got to know them, anyway.
Wheeler: See this? It's a hollow-point. Makes a teeny little hole going in, but coming out... oh, it's a big slice of cherry pie.
Walker: How many times we seen this? I know you saw Texas Chainsaw. Both fucking versions! Come on, let me take you somewhere else and kill you, cut the fucking shit!
Walker: You're a fun date. You know, you look a lot better without all them trashy clothes on. Without all that trashy skin, too.
Stacia: Stay back from me, I've got a knife. Stay back!
Wheeler: And I've got a gun. So what? Guess I win.
Stacia: Why are you doing this?
Wheeler: Lady, when you're fishing, the bait doesn't ask stupid questions.
Walker: Now, your genuinely dangerous individuals, they almost never look... crazy. They don't have any weird tattoos, they don't have any weird stitches on their face, no funny-shaped heads. They are... not predictable.
Wheeler: Are you within ten seconds of making a point there?
Stacia: Yeah, you drive, he rides, the only question is which one of you assholes is a bigger fucking psycho!
Walker: I told you, be polite, didn't I?
Walker: I know you saw Texas Chainsaw.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a 1974 horror movie about a twisted family of cannibals who wear the skins of their victims.
Wheeler: Bye bye, Birdy.
Bye Bye Birdie is a 1960 Broadway musical about a rock star going into the Army.
Stacia: Can't believe I was going to shower in there. Ugh. Ree ree ree.
In the 1960 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, the killer stabs her victim while she takes a shower.
Wheeler: It gives me the creeps, baby monsters.
Wheeler is played by Michael Moriarty, who worked with director Larry Cohen on several horror movies, including the third of the three It's Alive movies (1987)... which feature monster babies.