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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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Lee (segment "Lot 249")
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Donald Van Horn ...
Moving Man (segment "Lot 249")
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George Guidall ...
Museum Director (segment "Lot 249")
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Dean (segment "Lot 249")
Ralph Marrero ...
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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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4 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Cat from Hell  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,324,573
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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

Amanda's position as she rolls downstairs. See more »

Quotes

Drogan: We were a dull collection of rich, old, unhappy people.
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Connections

Spun-off from Creepshow (1982) See more »

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Flute Quartet Allegro
Written by Kromer
Courtesy of Group Pro Inc./Ole Georg
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"All the Better to Eat You With My Dear"
30 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Tales From the Darkside: the Movie was a very entertaining film. It has four stories in it. The first is a wrap-around story about a woman going to cook a ten year old boy for dinner, yet the child reads stories to her to try and delay his death. In a way, this is related to tales of the Arabian Nights. The three other stories are the ones told by the young boy. All of them are actually very interesting, have elements of fright, are generally well-acted, and have some kind of message. One deals with an ancient mummy out to avenge a smart yet socially outcast student at a college. Another story deals with a malevolent cat out to duel with a hitman paid $100,000 to kill a cat. Gruesome but great story with some real good acting, especially by William Hickey. Love that voice! The final story deals with a relationship between a gargoyle and an artist. An intriguing tale and has Rae Dawn Chong in it(a nice asset). All the stories are well-made and well-written, the wrap-around story being the weakest due to its resolution. Nonetheless, Tales From the Darkside is a fun horror film in the vein of Tales From the Crypt and Creepshow.


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