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Grim Prairie Tales (1990)

Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror (original title)
A cynical bounty hunter and a clerk traveling through the prairie rest by the campfire telling four stories of terror to each other.

Director:

Wayne Coe

Writer:

Wayne Coe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Earl Jones ... Morrison
Brad Dourif ... Farley
Will Hare ... Lee
Marc McClure ... Tom
Michelle Joyner ... Jenny
William Atherton ... Arthur
Lisa Eichhorn ... Maureen
Wendy J. Cooke ... Eva
Scott Paulin ... Martin
Jennifer Barlow ... Sarah
Dan Leegant Dan Leegant ... Dr. Leaderman
William Martin Brennan ... Bluey (as William M. Brennan)
Tom Simcox ... Horn
Bruce M. Fischer ... Colochez (as Bruce Discher)
James Glick James Glick ... Dying Chief
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Storyline

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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Hit the Trail... To Terror See more »

Genres:

Horror | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grim Prairie Tales See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Morrison: You city folk are a strange lot. You say, "Shock me," and then when I do, you say, "Oh no, I didn't expect that!"
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Great Pairing
1 October 2001 | by LeeandkateSee all my reviews

It's true, none of the stories told in this strange campfire chat are particularly scary. Jones' tales of vengeful Indians, mysterious pregnant drifters, and undead gunslingers fail to chill the marrow, with only the middle tale of the three providing a certain "gross-out" factor. Dourif's single tale of family and bigotry shows true horror can lie not in the supernatural but in everyday life.

However, it's the play-off between these two great actors that gives the greatest joy in this film. The contrast (and unlikely rapport) between prim clerk Dourif and grizzled bounty hunter Jones - the latter playing against type in a way that'll surprise those used to his supporting roles in, say, the Jack Ryan films - makes them a "buddy" pairing to rival Riggs and Murtaugh. Give them their own series!


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