film / 6.45pm / Horror Channel
dennis Weaver is the innocent stalked by a monster truck with an unseen driver in Steven Spielberg’s nobudget breakthrough, a classic of the chase genre, showing on this free-to-air channel. Written by Richard Matheson, an old hand at scripting the likes of The Twilight Zone, Duel knows that it is a lot smarter than the average film, but never makes an issue out of it. And as the epic struggle ensues, Spielberg shows how to rein in tension and ride it all the way to the finish.
Dennis Weaver is terrorised by a truck