An unusual combination of the Orpheus myth, contemporary horror and pop-culture satire, HIGHWAY TO HELL is an engaging if not always successful genre entry.
Young Charlie Sykes (Chad Lowe) is eloping to Las Vegas with his girlfriend Rachel Clark (Kristy Swanson). Fearful that Rachel's disapproving parents might have sent the cops after them, Charlie decides to take a back road through the desert. He stops at the Last Chance gas station for a fill-up,
and Sam (Richard Farnsworth), the elderly proprietor, warns him to stay awake on the road ahead. But Charlie falls asleep at the wheel and nearly crashes his car; the couple are then confronted by the Hellcop (C.J. ...