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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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 »

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Katherine: [startling Amanda] Hey, I've been looking all over for you. Is everything okay?
Amanda: I was fine until you scared the shit out of me!
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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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Anthological Urban Legend Blast!
30 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The horror anthology movie has been a popular source of enjoyment for horror fans for a number of decades. As is pretty much always the case, the quality of each segment of the films varies - and this always will be the case. Case in point Campfire Tales.

Something of a little treat for those inclined, this offers up four main stories and a wraparound device which involves four teenagers telling the tales around a campfire after their car has crashed. In my own anthology experiences, the main stories have tended to improve in quality as each story plays out, Campfire Tales is different, it opens weakly - has two great stories in the middle - and then closes on a damp boring squib. leading into the big - if unsurprising - reveal at films end.

The poster for the film puts Amy Smart and James Marsden up at the front, which is a bum steer given that their screen time is not massive. Their story, "The Hook", opens the film and it's poor, devoid of scares and tension, and it obviously gears itself up for a chilling reveal but it ends up more funny (even baffling) than creepy.

"The Honeymoon" is up next and things significantly improve. Based on one of the most famous of urban legends, this finds a young couple of honeymooners stranded out in the woods when their camper van runs out of petrol. Choices are made, menacing terror begins, which all leads to a genuinely shocking finale.

Next up is "People Can Lick Too", which finds a young girl home alone and stalked by a paedophile she met on line. The whole episode has a sinister eeriness to it, with some reveals sending chills down the spine. The ending is heart stopping and blood curdling.

The last segment is "The Locket", which is well acted but ultimately more wistful and ethereal than anything scary or unnerving. Though the denouement is sure to appeal to many. Nice musical score here as well. And on to the reveal, straight out of The Twilight Zone and from any number of films of the same ilk. Great fun even if not all the stories knock it out of the park. 7.5/10


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