It’s a brand new day, which means it’s time for another retro horror anthology. Sometimes I feel that we’ve somehow slipped through some kind of nostalgic time portal and stumbled into the mid-80s, as we’ve been getting a ton of anthologies over the past few years. That’s not a complaint, mind you. I’m a huge fan of Creepshow and its ilk, so a film like the upcoming Tales from the Campfire is a welcome addition to the many like-minded flicks currently headed our way.
From the Press Release:
Who is Night of Terror Films? Night of Terror Films is an independent production company founded in 2014 based out of New Brunswick, Canada. Our team has a strong passion for film and has produced two short films and have been hard at work over the last year and a half on our self-funded upcoming feature film ‘Tales from the Campfire’ that is currently in post-production.
What is Tales from the Campfire? Tales from the Campfire is a retro inspired anthology horror film that tells the tales of three stories around a campfire with events happening at the same time in the film’s wraparound story. Each campfire story has its own unique look and feel, touching on different sub-genres of horror.
Film Description: Four friends plan a camping trip at a small campground to spend an evening sitting around a fire telling each other campfire stories that all supposedly happened within the area that they’re camping at. Strangely enough, their campground happens to sit right beside an old creepy cemetery, named ‘Ha Ha Cemetery’.
As the night goes on the group slowly starts to realize that their stories are starting to tie together, and what starts off as a quiet night, soon becomes a night of terror.
Campfire Story #1 titled “A Dark Past” has a 70s look and feel in a haunted house setting as it takes you through the twisted tale of Claire as she revisits an old family home from her past, revealing dark secrets, only soon to discover that she’s not alone within the house.
Campfire Story #2 titled “Ha Ha Cemetery” resembles the style of an 80s slasher as you follow the tale of Jake & Chelsea on a dark and quiet night as they wander into Ha Ha Cemetery, curious by its name, while trying to figure out what secrets it holds. Unfortunately for them, they are encountered by a masked maniac with an axe to grind.
Campfire Story #3 titled “The Dead Will Rise” is influenced in the 60s style of the original Night of the Living Dead with a black and white color grade and cropped with a VHS presentation. This tale follows four Campers from Camp Black Lake as they discover a lost and forgotten cemetery in the middle of a forest, with an old abandoned nearby house that houses a 300-year-old curse.
Campfire Story #4 is the wraparound story for Tales from the Campfire and is the only part of the film with modern look and feel. The story concludes around the campfire with a mixture of slasher elements, suspense, and occult when the truth is revealed behind the events of the campfire stories… except for one the Campers did not see coming.
Production Information: For additional production information on Tales from the Campfire, please visit our IMDB page below. Like us on Facebook for the latest post-production information leading up to our release of Tales from the Campfire.
If you’d like to stay to date with everything related to Tales from the Campfire, then pay close attention to the film’s Facebook page. Otherwise, check out the pair of trailers and some nifty promo pics in the space provided below.