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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric (segment "The Campfire") (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
Jennifer MacDonald ...
'Jessica' / Internet Man (segment "People Can Lick Too")
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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Deep in the woods, no one can hear you scream. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


Film debut of Jacinda Barrett. See more »


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 »


Rick: Where the fuck am I gonna find M&Ms?
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Referenced in Phelous & the Movies: Psycho Santa (2013) See more »


Man In The Moon
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23 April 2004 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I you have some taste or even some knowledge about urban legends, you may figure out almost every plot twist of this film. If you don't know about the legends told in this film, you may figure out something too.

The film tells the story of four teens who had an accident and as they wait for some kind of help to come, they start to telling each other horror tales.

"The hook": Is the story that appears as a prologue. Boring, we've seen this a thousand times, and it's too short to create some kind of tension.

"The campfire": This is the main plot story. I figured out the fate of the kids a couple of stories before the end credits started to roll.

"The honeymoon": This is the first story told by the kids. It starts well, but goes down and down. I don't know why there were some secondary characters that didn't had anything to do with the story, instead of focusing on the main couple.

"People can lick too": Coming back to the "urban legend" thing... you can figure out how is this going to end if you know something about them. It had some moments of true tension, however.

"The locket": A kind of ghost story that seems to be from another movie. This is the best story of all. Good acting, good chemistry between the actors and a great plot twist at the end.

After that, wait to the predictable twist at the end of the main story.

It would been good to add more minutes to the last story (The locket) and making a movie with only that tale.

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