Campfire Tales (1997)

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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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  • James Marsden and Amy Smart in Campfire Tales (1997)
  • James Marsden in Campfire Tales (1997)
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  • Kim Murphy and Christine Taylor in Campfire Tales (1997)
  • Kim Murphy and Christine Taylor in Campfire Tales (1997)
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Directors:

Matt Cooper , Martin Kunert , David Semel

Writers:

Martin Kunert (story), Eric Manes (story), Martin Kunert (screenplay), Eric Manes (screenplay), Matt Cooper (screenplay)

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6 May 2005 | LondonOnMyMind
7
| An interesting urban legend collection
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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