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Campfire Stories (2001)

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Two teens on their way to a backwoods party come across a beautiful young woman having car trouble. Their search for help only gets them lost, deep in the woods, where they meet Forest ... See full summary »


Bob Cea



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Natalie
John Hensley ... Donny
Joshua Harto ... Teddy
Charlie Day ... Joe
David Johansen ... Ranger Bill
John Quinn John Quinn ... Dentist
George Kmeck George Kmeck ... Patient / Janitor
Alain Sy Alain Sy ... Inmate
Beckie King ... Petra
Kevin Thoms ... Robby
Perez Hilton ... Kenny (as Mario Lavandeira)
Mark Shunock ... Bobby
Elizabeth Sachs Elizabeth Sachs ... Nurse
Daniel Hessel Daniel Hessel ... Young Boy
Tommy Nohilly ... Robbie


Two teens on their way to a backwoods party come across a beautiful young woman having car trouble. Their search for help only gets them lost, deep in the woods, where they meet Forest Ranger Bill with a penchant for scary stories. The campfire flickers long into the night as the ranger uses words to weave his tapestry of terror, filling their young minds with a host of horrific images that will be burned into your consciousness long after the fire's last embers have gone out. Insane doctors, Indian ghosts, bad drugs, a deranged handyman with shiny new shears - all that and more awaits anyone brave enough to stay until sunrise... if you live that long! Written by Schleppy

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Gather round the fire... for the last night of your life. See more »


Crime | Horror | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skoteines istories See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day would meet during the filming of Campfire Stories. They would go on to write, produce, and star in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" 4 years later. See more »


In the third story, when Melissa takes her second drink of tequila, the cap is still on the bottle. See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits are accompanied by a montage of pages from a Campfire Stories comic book, with occasional interjections from Ranger Bill. See more »


References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »


Welcome to My Hell
Performed by Ali Dee
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Flamin' 'eck! This is bad.
4 May 2011 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

A much better title for this low-rent Creepshow wannabe would have been Bedtime Stories because it's far more likely to send the viewer off to sleep than to scare them. With three incredibly mundane tales, directed with little flair or skill by Bob Cea, Andrzej Krakowski, and Jeff Mazzola (yes, it really took three people to direct this mess), the film belongs to the lowest echelon of horror anthologies, on a par with garbage like Creepshow III.

The wraparound narrative sees a pair of guys, on the lookout for a party in the middle of nowhere, blowing a tyre after almost running down hot babe in distress Natalie (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), who has also been experiencing car trouble. Wandering into the woods in search of help, the trio meet a creepy park ranger (David Johansen), who claims to have arranged a tow truck for the trio; while they wait for it to arrive, the ranger tells some (supposedly) scary stories around his campfire...

Story one has some jocks tormenting their school janitor, unaware that he is actually an escapee from the state facility for the criminally insane; story two features a gang of thugs who kill an native American Indian, smoke his hallucinogenic weed, experience some truly dreadful CGI creatures, and finally get their comeuppance when the Indian returns to suck out their youth; in story three, two girls plan a special evening of sexy fun and games to payback their boyfriends for their bad behaviour, but things go awry when a killer interrupts their party.

Having already suffered three of the park ranger's mind-numbingly feeble tales of terror, the teens decide to make a run for it, lest there be a fourth; they make it to a strange night-club (where horror punk band The Misfits just happened to be playing a gig), but realise too late that they've made a big mistake.... as I did when I bought this dreck.

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