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Grim Prairie Tales / Hellbent

  Grim Prairie Tales / Hellbent Review
Tookey's Rating
4 /10
Average Rating
4.83 /10
Brad Dourif , James Earl Jones , William Atherton
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Directed by: Wayne Coe
Written by: Wayne Coe

Released: 1990
Origin: US
Length: 86


Four short horror stories, linked by a splendidly sleazy bounty-hunter (James Earl Jones) and an understandably nervous young man from the city (Brad Dourif), who happen to meet overnight over a campfire in the old midwest.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The debut of 30 year-old director Wayne Coe. The tales have an enjoyably macabre flavour, and almost live up to Jones's boast that they'll 'stick to you like an eyeball on a cactus needle'. The promising aspects are the neat visual style, a genuine interest in storytelling, and the refreshing absence of film-school pretentiousness.

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