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Campfire Tales (1997)

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Anthology of famous, scary urban legends done with a modern twist.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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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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It was a heaven sent opportunity.
8 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Redeeming all at once,the adolescent film,the film made up with sketches and the B-movie horror genre,it was too good to be true.And however,"campfire tales " could have done all that.Preceding "the sixth sense",the film recalls,more than "Jacob's ladder" ,the obscure "carnival of souls " (1962)."Campfire tales",like the three movies mentioned has an ending with coup de théâtre,completely unusual.

So why is half of the movie routine and business as usual?OK,the honeymooners are useful for the plot,but their whole sketch has no real connection with the main story.The same goes for the little girl surfing online and her dog.On the other hand,the last sketch is at once scary and significant:its conclusion magnificently segues into that of the whole movie.

One marvelous scene:one of the boys is getting cold and he asks the girls to share their blanket:isn't it it an extraordinary clue?A lot of directors would dream of such a trick.Had the film had an internal cohesion,had he used all its sketches as it did for the last one,it would have solved the squaring of the circle and the three -despised- genres,which I mention above ,would have been enhanced.Yes,it was a heaven sent opportunity.Try to see it anyway ,it deserves better than its poor rating.


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