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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  4 May 1990 (USA)
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In anthology style, a child tells three stories of horror to keep from being eaten by a witch.

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Bellingham (segment "Lot 249")
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Susan (segment "Lot 249")
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Wyatt (segment "Lover's Vow")
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Priest (wraparound story)
Donald Van Horn ...
Moving Man (segment "Lot 249")
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Mummy (segment "Lot 249")
George Guidall ...
Museum Director (segment "Lot 249")
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Storyline

This is really three shorter movies, bound together by a fourth tale in which the other three stories are read. The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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Four Ghoulish Fables in One Modern Nightmare See more »


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4 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Cat from Hell  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,324,573 (USA)
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Trivia

"Tales from the Darkside: The Movie" is considered by many fans and Tom Savini himself to be the 'official' "Creepshow 3". Following the success of Stephen King and George A. Romero's Creepshow, Laurel Entertainment (Creepshow & Creepshow 2's production company) toyed with the idea of a Creepshow television series. After several negotiations and changes (due to rights holders etc.), the decision was made to change the title for the series to "Tales from the Darkside" (to be helmed by none other than Creepshow director and Creepshow 2 screenwriter, George A. Romero). After the series' great success, just roughly three short years after Creepshow 2 hit theatres, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie came to fruition in 1990 as the successor to the original two Creepshow installments, sharing many of the same crew as the Creepshow installments. See more »

Goofs

After Drogan dies, he drops his bottle of pills. In the next shot the spilled pills and the bottle are differently positioned. See more »

Quotes

[the gargoyle has Preston in a corner outside the bar]
Preston: [yells] No! No, please! Please, don't!
Gargoyle: [demonic voice] Your life in exchange for a promise.
Preston: You got it!
Gargoyle: If I let you go, you must swear you will never see your sorrow, never say you heard me speak, never tell anyone how I look, never repeat what I said. A promise... forever.
Preston: You gotta be kidding.
[the monster raises its claws; growls]
Preston: [convinced] I-I promise!
Gargoyle: Cross your heart?
[the monster deeply scratches Preston's chest, then disappears]
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KROMER, ''FLUTE QUARTET ALLEGRO''
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Horror fans should love it
11 September 2008 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

I've watched this movie mainly because Deborah Harry was in it. I've seen some other her films like Hairspray or Videodrome and I must say that yet this is the best her role of those movies i've seen. Althau it is quite obvious that she is a better singer than an actress but still I liked her character very much. The only bad thing about it was that she appeared for only ten minutes (or maybe less) of the film. Anyway there were a lot of other good actors like Steve Buscemi or Christian Slater. All three stories were great, especially the third one. Steven Kings fans should also see it because the second one was based on King (actualy not one of the best his stories but still OK). I was kinda surprised because I expected that this movie will be dumb and childish but it appeared to be really creepy.


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