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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Morrison
... Farley
... Lee
... Tom
... Jenny
... Arthur
... Maureen
... Eva
... Martin
... Sarah
Dan Leegant ... Dr. Leaderman
... Bluey (as William M. Brennan)
... Horn
... Colochez (as Bruce Discher)
James Glick ... Dying Chief
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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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Horror | Western

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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: I like to think of myself as a philanderer. Do you know what that is?
Farley: Yes, I do.
Morrison: Oh. Well, that's what I am.
Farley: My, my, my, why am I so surprised?
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Great Pairing
1 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

It's true, none of the stories told in this strange campfire chat are particularly scary. Jones' tales of vengeful Indians, mysterious pregnant drifters, and undead gunslingers fail to chill the marrow, with only the middle tale of the three providing a certain "gross-out" factor. Dourif's single tale of family and bigotry shows true horror can lie not in the supernatural but in everyday life.

However, it's the play-off between these two great actors that gives the greatest joy in this film. The contrast (and unlikely rapport) between prim clerk Dourif and grizzled bounty hunter Jones - the latter playing against type in a way that'll surprise those used to his supporting roles in, say, the Jack Ryan films - makes them a "buddy" pairing to rival Riggs and Murtaugh. Give them their own series!


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