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Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror (1990)

A cynical bounty hunter and a clerk traveling through the prairie rest by the campfire telling four stories of terror to each other.

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Two travelers, one a well to do young clark on the way to a reunion with his wife, the other a scruffy, feral bounty hunter meet at sundown on a lonely prairie and agree to swap stories around the campfire. Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

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Horror | Western

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In 1992, writer/director Wayne Coe was considering making a sequel called 'Grim Prairie Tales: Rescue Party'. See more »

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The studio lights are repeatedly reflected in Brad Dourif's glasses. See more »

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Morrison: What surprises me is that you've survived so long, not knowin' two spits and half a fart about the country you're in.
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Unusual, sometimes effective anthology
20 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

The pleasure of the horror anthology is that of brevity. No story can really out-stay its welcome or be forced into unnecessary padding. And if one episode fails to work, never mind, there will be another one along in a minute.

James Earl Jones and Brad Dourif are both excellent as the contrasting storytellers and make the linking storyline into a highlight itself. Their tales are a mixed bunch. The opener about an Indian curse is rather slight. However the second tale about a helpful young man and a mysterious pregnant girl finishes on such a disturbing, horrific note that the viewer might not recover for the rest of the film! Especially if they're male. Definitely it is the moment that will be talked about afterwards. Deliberately, the third story concerns a more cerebal horror. A girl discovers a shocking truth about the father she idolises. Yet it emerges as probably the most satisfying tale of the night with a haunting punchline. Finally the concluding tale of vengeance beyond the grave is fair, its highlight being an animated nightmare sequence.

The Western trappings bring a welcome original atmosphere to these Tales from the Crypt refugees, making this a worthwhile diversion for the jaded horror fan.


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