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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

 -  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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Wyatt (segment "Lover's Vow")
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Priest (wraparound story)
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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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cat | gargoyle | mummy | artist | witch | See All (53) »

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Four Ghoulish Fables in One Modern Nightmare See more »


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Release Date:

4 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cat from Hell  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,324,573 (USA)
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Trivia

In the episode "Cat from Hell", a TV is showing a scene from Martin (1976), also written and directed by George A. Romero. See more »

Goofs

When Betty is snipping some flowers in the wraparound story, before the final story, the buds are all closed. In the nest shot they're all open. See more »

Quotes

Wyatt: Judith says she hasn't moved anything of yours in months. She says if it isn't out by tomorrow it gets junked.
Preston: Wyatt, you've got to convince her that...
Wyatt: I can't convince her of anything.
Preston: Wyatt, come on. You're my agent!
Wyatt: Well... not exactly. Preston, your artistic vision just isn't a marketable commodity.
Preston: Wyatt, I'm broke. I can't live on nothing.
Wyatt: And I can't live on ten-percent of nothing.
Preston: [pause] You're a monster.
Wyatt: I'm an agent. For an agent, being a monster's just credentials.
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Connections

Features Martin (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

KROMER, ''FLUTE QUARTET ALLEGRO''
Courtesy of Group Pro Inc. / Ole Georg
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User Reviews

Not Bad, OK for Slumber Parties
27 October 2002 | by (Santa Clarita, CA) – See all my reviews

Not a bad film, although it could have been better. The wraparound story was good, as a kid tries to stall time by reading scary stories from a book. The first one dealt with a nerdy student seeking a revenge by raising a mummy from the dead. It was the best one. Julianne Moore, who appears in this story, has come a long way. The second one "Cat From Hell" was frustrating. The last one, which dealt with a gargoyle that came to life, was predictible. Good for Halloween parties. 2** out of 5.


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