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Campfire Tales (1997)

A group of teens entertain themselves by telling an anthology of famous urban legends with a modern twist; including make-out-point, monsters, psychopaths, and ghosts.

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Cliff (segment "The Campfire")
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Lauren (segment "The Campfire")
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Eric (segment "The Campfire") (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
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Alex (segment "The Campfire")
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Rick (segment "The Honeymoon") / RV Driver (segment "The Campfire")
Jennifer MacDonald ...
Valerie (segment "The Honeymoon") / RV Passenger (segment "The Campfire")
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Cole (segment "The Honeymoon")
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Amanda (segment "People Can Lick Too")
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Katherine (segment "People Can Lick Too")
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'Jessica' / Internet Man (segment "People Can Lick Too")
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Scott Anderson (segment "The Locket") / Paramedic #1 (segment "The Campfire")
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Heather Wallace (segment "The Locket")
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Eddie (segment "The Hook")
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Jenny (segment "The Hook")
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Rockin' Rob (segment "The Hook") (as Rick Lawrence)
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A group of teens, stranded in the woods after a car accident, entertain themselves by telling classic horror stories. What follows is a series of eerie tales that include monsters, psychopaths, and ghosts, and that remind you that things aren't always what they seem. Written by Rob Tilghman

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Terror spreads by word of mouth. See more »

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Rated R for violence/terror, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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22 September 1998 (USA)  »

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People Can Lick Too  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Jacinda Barrett. See more »

Goofs

In "the locket" segment as Scott walks around the foot of the bed to look out the window, he goes from wearing boxers, to jeans, then back to boxers again. See more »

Quotes

Scott Anderson: [about Heather's father] Is he around?
[Heather gestures]
Scott Anderson: He's dancing? Okay, he's not dancing, he's uh, rowing? No, he's, he's boxing, he's boxing? Your dad's not a boxer is he? Okay... he's horseback riding! He's a horseback rider.
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Referenced in Phelous & the Movies: Psycho Santa (2013) See more »

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Man In The Moon
Performed by Imperial Drag
Written by Eric Dover and Roger Joseph Manning Jr
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Awesome Now That I Get It.
17 January 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I originally posted the first user comment on this movie,and claimed it was crap and it didn't make sense.I Didn't MAKE SENSE. Campfire tales is a thoroughly enjoying film (now that im 2 years older and watched it last night).The actors were famous but not TOO famous. The acting itself was more than acceptable,it was rather good.I will rate the movie per segment of films.

1)The black and white scene (A.K.A-"The Hook") This one was rather pointless,it looked good,but didn't hold much grip at all,the only disappointing one,i don't think it was even included as a segment.Here is the scare-o-meter.

(Poor)

2)The R.V Story (honeymooners stuck in woods) Possibly the most entertaining of all tales,the acting was good in this one too,disappointing bout the typical caravan sex scenes.Yet it was intriguing,you think "WHo was knocking on that door".It had suspense,and not too gory.Liked this one

(Very Good)

3)Internet Chat Tale (Little Girl Meets Psycho) This was a smart addition,gore left at a minimal,frights left at EXTREME.Although dull at times,the last few minutes were most entertaining,don't get me wrong it was still fun to watch.Real creepy,and could happen to anybody,so watch who you're talking to.

(Very Good)

4)Ghost Tale (Man kisses ghost)?? Not the best,it wasn't too atmospheric for a ghost tale.This one was strange,the aspects were rather good,playing music and the screaming,but everything was too real to be ghastly,although it was good,it was quiet bloody,and could have been better with that idea.

(Acceptable)

5)The Ending (the 4 lost teenagers) These are the 2 attractive gals and guys telling the tales through-out the film.The best thing about the film is definantley the ending,it set a great impression,the ending was totally un-expected.Watch it,it was so well done,the realism was spectacular.

(TOP NOTCH)

6)THE FILM OVERALL Campfire tales was more than i used to take it for,i actually like it so much now im buying it on video,cause its a truly entertaining horror movie forget the trash you see these days,like many,im disappointed that this didn't really go nowhere,it was straight to video,to me it was better than all the hype "horror" you see these days. Overall for Campfire Tales

(Very Good)

8 out of 10


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