Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Campfire Tales (1997)

3 / 5
Tagline: Deep in the woods, no one can hear you scream.
Directed by: Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert
Written by: Martin Kunert, Eric Manes, Matt Cooper
Actors include: Jay R. Ferguson, Christine Taylor, Christopher Masterson
Genre: Horror
Length: 88 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

You could also call this "Urban Legends" and be accurate. It has four tales, "The Hook" which I refuse to explain because if you don't know that tale by now, you live under a rock. "The Honeymoon" which features a couple in an RV out in the middle of nowhere, and a mysterious knock at the door. Then we have "The Internet" which is a warning about using the computer. Then we have "People Can Lick Too" which I think I've read before in a kiddie camp fire book. To clarify, we have a girl looking for a ball and her dog, then she goes to sleep thinking her dog is under the bed as it licks her goodnight...or did it? "The Locket" is about a man on a motorcycle in a storm, he finds shelter with a mute girl who has ghosts in her house. Then the ghosts start reinacting the past, but guess what the twist is there! Certainly not the most original idea for a flick, but it's actually quite fast moving, has a few somewhat tense moments and is easy enough to watch for a direct-to video sorta flick. Rent on a boring rainy day for best results!

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