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Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror (1990)

A cynical bounty hunter and a clerk traveling through the prairie rest by the campfire telling four stories of terror to each other.

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

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

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Morrison: You liked it - you're just too much of a sow's runt to admit it.
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Tales from the prairie...
11 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Brad Dourif and James Earl Jones get together for this horror western omnibus to snarl at each other over a campfire, pausing now and then to mouth off subtext about storytelling (Jones plays the brutish bounty hunter who knows a scary story or three, Dourif is the learned schoolteacher who asks him if stories can be vehicles for more than just thrills). Every time the movie strays from the campfire into a story it becomes tedious because the only kind of deadly these short stories are is deadly dull. Thankfully they're all pretty short so it's never dull for long. Watching two actors who like to chew scenery and spit it back out have at it makes me feel a little warm. I don't want to be too harsh onthis because, truth be told, horror anthology type films are never really meant to be cutting edge horrifying. Their primary means of expression is quiet spooks about something everyone understands is made up around the fire or comes from hearsay, and there's something nostalgic involved, the rosy glow of it, like one hankers down close to a fire and listens to others exchange stories not only for the stories told but also the pleasure of listening to them next to a fire. Horror westerns are few and far between and like most of them, this is mainly a horror film, until the last segment where sixshooters are drawn out and we get shootouts in dusty empty streets.


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