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      Campfire Tales

      R 1997 1h 27m Horror List
      Reviews 32% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings On a desolate highway, several stranded teenagers pass the time by telling scary stories around a makeshift fire. Read More Read Less

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      Paul Lê Bloody Disgusting Campfire Tales lacks the frills of its contemporaries, yet this anthology is rich in charm and enthusiasm, both of which continue to draw fans back time and time again. Rated: 4/5 Jul 21, 2023 Full Review Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat The segments in Campfire Tales tend to have a lot of buildup for very little payoff. They end just as they’re getting interesting. Rated: 2/4 Jun 29, 2023 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...the opposite of scary. Rated: 2/4 Sep 27, 2002 Full Review Dan Jardine Apollo Guide Rated: 60/100 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D A bunch of thin ideas that couldn't make 1 film so they put them together. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/20/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought this movie had three great short stories with a lot of familiar actors you knew when they were much younger. It was great to see Glenn Quinn in my favorite story of the three. His motorcycle ended up breaking down in front of this girl's house he knocks on the door only to find out she can't talk and all these strange things start happening. I really liked this movie and if you like horror you will to. You'll be surprised who acts in this movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review william s Just another drone teenage horror(being very kind) movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice little anthology of horror tales all based on popular urban legends. So while nothing really new is brought to the table, each story is pretty well done, and the wrapping story is quite good, with some interesting twists. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Four teens are on a lonely road following a movie. The one that's driving begins to goof off until the car has to miss an on coming car and crashes. The four leave the scene of the accident, leaving flares on the road. They end up in the ruins of a 200-year-old-plus church and build a campfire. They then begin to pass the time telling ghost stories. The movie then plays out each of the stories. Out of each of the stories, only one, titled "The Hook", is a famous Urban Legend of a 1950's couple at Lover's Lane where the woman wants to go home, as she is scared of an escaped mental patient with a hook for a hand is watching them as they make out in the back seat of the car. Later in the night, the hook of the patient is discovered embedded in the passenger side door. The other stories could also be known Urban Legends, but I didn't recognize them. In one of the stories, titled "The Locket," some people may think they know the lead actress in this segment. If you have watched "MTV's The Real World" you do know her. She is Jacinda Barrett from "The Real World: London" cast. She did a good job as a mute woman who hooks up with the young man whose motorcycle breaks down in front of her house that turns out to be haunted. In fact, there are some good performances through out the entire film. The only problem is that the movie is barely scary. All the scares, in my opinion, were set up like other horror movies. I barely jumped at something that was suppose to break the tension -- as it was designed to do. With at least two of the stories, I knew within seconds how they were going to conclude, although one ("The Locket") didn't end exactly as I thought it would. The blood spillage is at a minimum in this film. As is the on-screen violence. We mostly hear the violent acts against the principal characters in each story, with flashes of the action that is not really revealing. I would have to say that this movie is not really worth renting if you are a horror fan. Check this one if you catch it on television or when you see it in the Free Movies section of your cable provider's On Demand section if there is nothing else on. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting urban legend collection--Worth a look!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis On a desolate highway, several stranded teenagers pass the time by telling scary stories around a makeshift fire.
      Director
      Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert, David Semel
      Producer
      Eric Manes, Lori Miller, Larry Weinberg
      Screenwriter
      Martin Kunert, Eric Manes, Matt Cooper
      Production Co
      New Line Cinema
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 30, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 27m