Grim Prairie Tales Reviews

  • Jan 21, 2017

    Enjoyable anthology of horror tales from the wild west, shared by James Earl Jones and Brad Dourif trying to outdo and scare each other over a campfire. Grim Prairie Tales was quite fun, with one tale especially standing out.

    Enjoyable anthology of horror tales from the wild west, shared by James Earl Jones and Brad Dourif trying to outdo and scare each other over a campfire. Grim Prairie Tales was quite fun, with one tale especially standing out.

  • Apr 26, 2016

    Two travellers share "scary" stories in the same vien of horror stories such as tales from the Crypt and Tales from the Hood. Anyways not scary at all, and nonsensical.

    Two travellers share "scary" stories in the same vien of horror stories such as tales from the Crypt and Tales from the Hood. Anyways not scary at all, and nonsensical.

  • Mar 25, 2015

    Not memorable but watchable low budget fare.

    Not memorable but watchable low budget fare.

  • May 22, 2013

    love this title but not able to find it again my vhs finally not work need dvd version

    love this title but not able to find it again my vhs finally not work need dvd version

  • Oct 07, 2012

    While age has not been very kind to this horror anthology, it still has redeemable qualities in leads James Earl Jones and Brad Dourif, its gritty wild west setting, and a woman with a black hole for a vagina.

    While age has not been very kind to this horror anthology, it still has redeemable qualities in leads James Earl Jones and Brad Dourif, its gritty wild west setting, and a woman with a black hole for a vagina.

  • Dec 13, 2011

    Brad Dourif and James Earl Jones make an excellent pairing in this beatifully crafted Wild West portmanteau.

    Brad Dourif and James Earl Jones make an excellent pairing in this beatifully crafted Wild West portmanteau.

  • Jul 01, 2010

    What a true gem of a film. Doesn't need to be full of gore but still has it and .. Well it's an American 80's horror, whatcha expect :) James Earl Jones and Brad Dounf really make this film, their characters and interaction are fantastic, the stories are great insofact that they 'aint trying to be better than they are .. If that makes any sense at all haha.

    What a true gem of a film. Doesn't need to be full of gore but still has it and .. Well it's an American 80's horror, whatcha expect :) James Earl Jones and Brad Dounf really make this film, their characters and interaction are fantastic, the stories are great insofact that they 'aint trying to be better than they are .. If that makes any sense at all haha.

  • Jun 30, 2010

    A ton of recognizable character actors can't save this boring yet competently made anthology. James Earl Jones & Dourif's narrating the only highlight.

    A ton of recognizable character actors can't save this boring yet competently made anthology. James Earl Jones & Dourif's narrating the only highlight.

  • Wahida K Super Reviewer
    Dec 14, 2009

    Two travellers, 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 to pass the time. Honestly I watched it only once and it was enough.

    Two travellers, 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 to pass the time. Honestly I watched it only once and it was enough.

  • Oct 04, 2008

    Grim Prairie Tales is a one-of-a-kind, unique film in that it is a Western Horror Anthology film that focuses much more so on the western and dramatic tones of storytelling about the life in those times with minimal horror undertones. The stories within the film are interesting, ranging from an old grump unwisely traveling through a Native American Cemetery, a kind gent giving a helping hand to the wrong woman, a family nearly torn apart by deadly secrets, and finally, a story about gunfighters dueling for a prize they both don't bargain for. The stories are decent, though sometimes delving into the mediocre. What really makes this an excellent film are all of the scenes and the chemistry shared between leads Brad Dourif (playing a city boy traveling to be with his wife) and James Earl Jones (a haggard, old bounty hunter). The two work very well with each other and are really the core of this story, sharing the most entertaining and engaging moments. I loved every scene they were in together. Overall, good film.

    Grim Prairie Tales is a one-of-a-kind, unique film in that it is a Western Horror Anthology film that focuses much more so on the western and dramatic tones of storytelling about the life in those times with minimal horror undertones. The stories within the film are interesting, ranging from an old grump unwisely traveling through a Native American Cemetery, a kind gent giving a helping hand to the wrong woman, a family nearly torn apart by deadly secrets, and finally, a story about gunfighters dueling for a prize they both don't bargain for. The stories are decent, though sometimes delving into the mediocre. What really makes this an excellent film are all of the scenes and the chemistry shared between leads Brad Dourif (playing a city boy traveling to be with his wife) and James Earl Jones (a haggard, old bounty hunter). The two work very well with each other and are really the core of this story, sharing the most entertaining and engaging moments. I loved every scene they were in together. Overall, good film.