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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Betty (wraparound story) (as Deborah Harry)
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Priest (wraparound story)
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Bellingham (segment "Lot 249")
Donald Van Horn ...
Moving Man (segment "Lot 249")
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Susan (segment "Lot 249")
George Guidall ...
Museum Director (segment "Lot 249")
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Dean (segment "Lot 249")
Ralph Marrero ...
Cabbie (segment "Lot 249")
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Paul Greeno ...
Cabbie (segment "Cat From Hell")
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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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Brace yourself for some KILLER stories. 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

Three cast members of this movie also appeared on the Tales from the Darkside (1983) television series: 'Deborah Harry', Christian Slater and 'William Hickey'. See more »

Goofs

The amount of whiskey in Halston's glass as he notices the gash on his shoulder. See more »

Quotes

[Final scene: The timer dings and Betty is, at long last, ready to kill and prepare Timmy]
Betty: My goodness, you really did keep the best one for last, didn't you?
Timmy: No, no. I've saved the really, really best story for now.
Betty: Well, you should've told me the really, really best story before, 'cause now it's too late.
[Betty rolls the preparation cart towards Timmy's cell]
Timmy: But it's the really best one of all because there's a happy ending, a really happy ending.
[Timmy drops the book]
Betty: No other stories in ...
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Connections

Referenced in Nightmares in Foam Rubber (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Darkside (Original Theme)
Composed by Donald Rubinstein (as Donald A. Rubinstein) and Erica Lindsay
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One Of The Better Horror Movies Of The 90's!
25 March 2000 | by (Oakwood,Virginia) – See all my reviews

If your a fan of Tales From The Crypt or Creepshow then Tales From The Darkside: The Movie is a must see! All three stories are highly enjoyable the last story Lovers Vow is great a honor to the now late Michael McDowell. Lot 249 also features great performances from Christian Slater,Steve Buscemi,and Julianne Moore. The second story Cat from Hell is enjoyable and is one of William Hickey's last roles.A great horror movie to watch over and over one of the best ever made.


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