Campfire Tales (1997)

R  |   |  Horror  |  22 September 1998 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff (segment "The Campfire")
Lauren (segment "The Campfire")
Eric (segment "The Campfire") (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
Alex (segment "The Campfire")
Rick (segment "The Honeymoon") / RV Driver (segment "The Campfire")
Jennifer MacDonald ...
Valerie (segment "The Honeymoon") / RV Passenger (segment "The Campfire")
Cole (segment "The Honeymoon")
Amanda (segment "People Can Lick Too")
Katherine (segment "People Can Lick Too")
'Jessica' / Internet Man (segment "People Can Lick Too")
Scott Anderson (segment "The Locket") / Paramedic #1 (segment "The Campfire")
Heather Wallace (segment "The Locket")
Eddie (segment "The Hook")
Jenny (segment "The Hook")
Rockin' Rob (segment "The Hook") (as Rick Lawrence)


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 »




Release Date:

22 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

People Can Lick Too  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the "People Can Lick Too" segment, there is a scene near the beginning where the older sister hands the younger sister some money and says "I'm going out tonight, don't tell anybody". At the point where she begins to say "Don't tell anybody", the audio\\visual becomes mismatched, as her mouth is clearly saying something else. See more »


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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An interesting urban legend collection
6 May 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Definitely not only for urban legend aficionados, Campfire Tales is an often scary and always fun ride through several popular stories. It is also a film that exceeded the (low) expectations I had. A horror film I had never heard or read about, a straight-to-video release (granted, the latter often presents us with a pleasant surprise, but with horror films nowadays it can be all or nothing), a cast of mostly unknowns... well, I'll leave the math to you.

The film proves to be an entertaining, suspenseful and overall very enjoyable experience. The four stories are well-paced and satisfying. The only one I felt was a little weaker was "The Locket", for the simple reason that it offers almost no explanation for its plot or the characters' actions; however, I still loved the tale, its atmosphere and ending. My favorite one was the third story, "People Can Lick Too"

  • the suspense in it is not only palpable, but also educational.

I found Campfire Tales to be one of those horror gems one discovers by chance, and then goes on recommending it to everyone.


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