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Grim Prairie Tales (1990)

Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror (original title)
A cynical bounty hunter and a clerk traveling through the prairie rest by the campfire telling four stories of terror to each other.

Director:

Wayne Coe

Writer:

Wayne Coe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Earl Jones ... Morrison
Brad Dourif ... Farley
Will Hare ... Lee
Marc McClure ... Tom
Michelle Joyner ... Jenny
William Atherton ... Arthur
Lisa Eichhorn ... Maureen
Wendy J. Cooke ... Eva
Scott Paulin ... Martin
Jennifer Barlow ... Sarah
Dan Leegant Dan Leegant ... Dr. Leaderman
William Martin Brennan ... Bluey (as William M. Brennan)
Tom Simcox ... Horn
Bruce M. Fischer ... Colochez (as Bruce Discher)
James Glick James Glick ... Dying Chief
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Storyline

Two travelers, one a well to do young clark on the way to a reunion with his wife, the other a scruffy, feral bounty hunter meet at sundown on a lonely prairie and agree to swap stories around the campfire. Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

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Hit the Trail... To Terror See more »

Genres:

Horror | Western

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1992, writer/director Wayne Coe was considering making a sequel called 'Grim Prairie Tales: Rescue Party'. See more »

Goofs

The studio lights are repeatedly reflected in Brad Dourif's glasses. See more »

Quotes

Morrison: Wanna hear a story... city boy?
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The Dark Side Of The Old West
31 October 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Blustery bounty hunter James Earl Jones and jittery eastern tenderfoot Brad Douriff share a campfire on the prairie and swap horror stories, some of the supernatural variety while others are all too natural.

This is a low budget but ambitious and atmospheric horror western, worth a look for fans of either genre, though some fans of traditional westerns might not be amused.

The vignettes are great but the wraparound with Jones and Douriff is so entertaining that the stories they tell pale in comparison.

Other than Jones and Douriff, the best performance in the film is by William Atherton as a frontier dad with a dark secret.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grim Prairie Tales See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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