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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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Sarah
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Colochez (as Bruce Discher)
James Glick ...
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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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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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The Dark Side Of The Old West
31 October 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Blustery bounty hunter James Earl Jones and jittery eastern tenderfoot Brad Douriff share a campfire on the prairie and swap horror stories, some of the supernatural variety while others are all too natural.

This is a low budget but ambitious and atmospheric horror western, worth a look for fans of either genre, though some fans of traditional westerns might not be amused.

The vignettes are great but the wraparound with Jones and Douriff is so entertaining that the stories they tell pale in comparison.

Other than Jones and Douriff, the best performance in the film is by William Atherton as a frontier dad with a dark secret.


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