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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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Martin Kunert (story), Eric Manes (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay R. Ferguson ... Cliff (segment "The Campfire")
Christine Taylor ... Lauren (segment "The Campfire")
Christopher Masterson ... Eric (segment "The Campfire") (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
Kim Murphy ... Alex (segment "The Campfire")
Ron Livingston ... Rick (segment "The Honeymoon") / RV Driver (segment "The Campfire")
Jennifer MacDonald Jennifer MacDonald ... Valerie (segment "The Honeymoon") / RV Passenger (segment "The Campfire")
Hawthorne James ... Cole (segment "The Honeymoon")
Alex McKenna ... Amanda (segment "People Can Lick Too")
Devon Odessa ... Katherine (segment "People Can Lick Too")
Jonathan Fuller ... 'Jessica' / Internet Man (segment "People Can Lick Too")
Glenn Quinn ... Scott Anderson (segment "The Locket") / Paramedic #1 (segment "The Campfire")
Jacinda Barrett ... Heather Wallace (segment "The Locket")
James Marsden ... Eddie (segment "The Hook")
Amy Smart ... Jenny (segment "The Hook")
Frederick Lawrence ... Rockin' Rob (segment "The Hook") (as Rick Lawrence)
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Storyline

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 »

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/terror, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Honeymoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally intended for a theatrical run, the film was eventually released direct-to-video in 1998. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Featured in Dead Teenager Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Man In The Moon
Performed by Imperial Drag
Written by Eric Dover and Roger Joseph Manning Jr
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An interesting urban legend collection
6 May 2005 | by LondonOnMyMindSee all my reviews

Definitely not only for urban legend aficionados, Campfire Tales is an often scary and always fun ride through several popular stories. It is also a film that exceeded the (low) expectations I had. A horror film I had never heard or read about, a straight-to-video release (granted, the latter often presents us with a pleasant surprise, but with horror films nowadays it can be all or nothing), a cast of mostly unknowns... well, I'll leave the math to you.

The film proves to be an entertaining, suspenseful and overall very enjoyable experience. The four stories are well-paced and satisfying. The only one I felt was a little weaker was "The Locket", for the simple reason that it offers almost no explanation for its plot or the characters' actions; however, I still loved the tale, its atmosphere and ending. My favorite one was the third story, "People Can Lick Too" - the suspense in it is not only palpable, but also educational.

I found Campfire Tales to be one of those horror gems one discovers by chance, and then goes on recommending it to everyone.

7/10


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