Highway to Horror: The Backseat Driver’s Sinister Game #suspense
Backseat Driver is a Suspense horror story that borrows from the urban legend, “The Killer in the Backseat.” Radio comedians Fibber McGee & Molly appeared twice in this drama about a suburban couple held hostage by a killer.
204294_retro_driving_2According to the Encyclopedia of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand “The Killer in the Backseat” is a classic automobile horror legend in the United States. It is also a cautionary anecdote that has appeared in many articles on crime prevention. In it, the victim usually is a woman driving alone at night. Unbeknownst to her, a killer has slipped into the back seat of her car and is hiding there. The story ends with either a passing car on the road noticing the man in the backseat and following her, or with a gas station attendant noticing the man and asking the woman to step out of the car. Either way, the point of the story is to always check the backseat of your car before driving.