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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael McDowell (written by) (segment)
Arthur Conan Doyle (short story "Lot 249") (segment)
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Release Date:
4 May 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
From the depths of four twisted minds. See more »
Plot:
In anthology style, a child tells three stories of horror to keep from being eaten by a witch. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Terrifying if watched alone late at night See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Deborah Harry ... Betty (wraparound story)

Christian Slater ... Andy (segment "Lot 249")

David Johansen ... Halston (segment "Cat From Hell")

William Hickey ... Drogan (segment "Cat From Hell")

James Remar ... Preston (segment "Lover's Vow")

Rae Dawn Chong ... Carola (segment "Lover's Vow")

Matthew Lawrence ... Timmy (wraparound story)

Robert Sedgwick ... Lee (segment "Lot 249")

Steve Buscemi ... Bellingham (segment "Lot 249")

Julianne Moore ... Susan (segment "Lot 249")

Robert Klein ... Wyatt (segment "Lover's Vow")
David Forrester ... Priest (wraparound story)
Donald Van Horn ... Moving Man (segment "Lot 249")

Michael Deak ... Mummy (segment "Lot 249")
George Guidall ... Museum Director (segment "Lot 249")

Kathleen Chalfant ... Dean (segment "Lot 249")
Ralph Marrero ... Cabbie (segment "Lot 249")
Paul Greeno ... Cabbie (segment "Cat From Hell")

Alice Drummond ... Carolyn (segment "Cat From Hell")
Dolores Sutton ... Amanda (segment "Cat From Hell")

Mark Margolis ... Gage (segment "Cat From Hell")
Ashton Wise ... Jer (segment "Lover's Vow")
Philip Lenkowsky ... Maddox (segment "Lover's Vow")
Joe Dabenigno ... Cop #1 (segment "Lover's Vow")
Larry Silvestri ... Cop #2 (segment "Lover's Vow")
Donna Davidge ... Gallery Patron (segment "Lover's Vow")

Nicolle Rochelle ... Margaret (segment "Lover's Vow") (as Nicole Leach)
Daniel Harrison ... John (segment "Lover's Vow")

Directed by
John Harrison 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael McDowell (written by) (segment "Lover's Vow")

Arthur Conan Doyle (short story "Lot 249") (segment "Lot 249")

Michael McDowell (screenplay) (segment "Lot 249")

Stephen King (short story) (segment "Cat From Hell")

George A. Romero (screenplay) (segment "Cat From Hell")

Produced by
Mitchell Galin .... producer
David R. Kappes .... co-producer
Richard P. Rubinstein .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Harrison (segment "Lover's Vow")
Chaz Jankel (segment "Cat from Hell")
Jim Manzie (segment "Lot 249")
Pat Regan (segment "Lot 249")
Donald Rubinstein (segment "Wraparound Story") (as Donald A. Rubinstein)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Draper 
 
Film Editing by
Harry B. Miller III 
 
Casting by
Brian Chavanne 
Julie Mossberg 
 
Production Design by
Ruth Ammon 
 
Art Direction by
Jocelyne Beaudoin 
 
Set Decoration by
Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo  (as Jacqueline Jacobson)
 
Costume Design by
Ida Gearon 
 
Makeup Department
Bill Basso .... special makeup effects crew
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects supervisor
Steve Frakes .... special makeup effects crew
Bruce Spaulding Fuller .... special makeup effects crew
Mecki Heussen .... special makeup effects crew
Anne Winky Kraus .... special makeup effects crew (as Anne 'Winky' Kraus)
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects supervisor
Charlie Matula .... special makeup effects crew
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects supervisor
Scott Oshita .... special makeup effects crew
Mark Rappaport .... special makeup effects crew
Dick Smith .... makeup effects consultant
Mark Tavares .... special makeup effects crew
Nancy Tong .... hair stylist (as Nanxy Tong)
Nancy Tong .... makeup artist (as Nanxy Tong)
Wayne Toth .... special makeup effects crew
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects crew
David P. Barton .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Eddy Collyns .... unit manager
Sherry Greenberg .... assistant unit manager
Scott Vickrey .... post-production supervisor
Victoria Westhead .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rosemary C. Cremona .... second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Marybeth Hagner .... first assistant director (as Mary Beth Hagner)
Amelia Villero .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
George T. Barron .... carpenter
Axel Baumann .... assistant carpenter
Andrea Beeman .... assistant set dresser
Lloyd Bernberg .... art department assistant
Philip Chidel .... assistant set dresser
Joseph Timothy Conway .... set dresser (as Joseph Conway)
Catie De Haan .... assistant scenic artist (as Catie de Haan)
Noemi I. DeCorcia .... assistant decorator (as Noemi I. di Corcia)
Breon Dunigan .... special props builder
Elizabeth Goodall .... special props builder
Ralph B. Greene .... carpenter
Stephen Hall .... sketch artist
Mark Harrington .... property master (as Mark C. Harrington)
Paul A. Hinzdo .... carpenter
Arthur Lorenz .... property master (as Art Lorenz)
Teresa Mastropierro .... scenic artist
Cindy M. McKenna .... assistant props
Addison Pettit .... construction coordinator
David Poses .... lead carpenter
Mike Rees .... artwork
Phillip Schneider .... lead scenic artist
Peter Selgin .... storyboard artist
Robert Siegler .... artwork
André Solomita .... scenic artist
Peter Syrett .... carpenter
Michael Vachon .... carpenter
Lise Wald .... assistant props
Amory Weld .... assistant decorator
Barrie Wild .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Austin .... sound editor
Kelley Baker .... sound editor
Weldon Brown .... adr recordist
Michael J. Cerone .... adr recordist (as Michael Cerone)
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Glenn Garland .... assistant sound editor
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer
Edmund J. Lachmann .... sound editor (as Ed Lachmann)
Harry B. Miller III .... supervising sound editor
Barry Rubinow .... supervising sound editor
Gregory Sanders .... sound editor (as Greg Sanders)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Brit Warner .... production sound mixer
Folmer Wiesinger .... sound editor
Mark Wilkins .... boom operator (as Mark H. Wilkins)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Burnett .... puppet fabrication (segment "Lover's Vow")
Drew Jiritano .... special effects
Nick Benson .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Betzy Bromberg .... optical supervisor (segment "Lover's Vow")
Anthony Doublin .... visual effects photography (segment "Lover's Vow")
Ernest D. Farino .... visual effects supervisor (segment "Lover's Vow") (as Ernest Farino)
Justin Kohn .... stop motion animation (segment "Lover's Vow")
David Stipes .... visual effects photography (segment "Lover's Vow")
Bret Mixon .... rotoscoping (uncredited)
George Muhs .... visual effects (uncredited)
Drex Reed .... visual effects lighting (uncredited)
David B. Sharp .... model supervisor (uncredited)
Thomas Zell .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Michael Deak .... stunts
Edgard Mourino .... stunt coordinator
Lynn Walsh .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Johnny Braz .... grip (as John C. Braz)
Elizabeth Carney .... grip
Robert Draper .... camera operator
David K. Dumont .... grip
Roch Dutkowiak .... grip (as Roch C. Dutkowiak)
Mark Egyud .... grip (as Mark L. Egyud)
John Gabriele .... key grip
Kim Gigilia .... best boy grip (as Kim C. Giglia)
Shaun Gilbert .... electrician
Larry Hillier .... gaffer (as Larry J. Hillier)
Jonathan Kealey .... best boy electric
Sandy McDonough .... electrician
John Moore .... electric
Donald Murtaugh .... electric
Rex Nicholson .... first assistant camera
Heather Page .... second assistant camera
Demmie Todd .... still photographer
Brian Q. Kelley .... additional cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Leonard Finger .... casting consultant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Rae Engelsman .... assistant costume designer (as Julie Engelsman)
Audrey Ellen Lamb .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Patricia Cervitz .... apprentice editor (as Patricia Crevitz)
Amy Seplin .... assistant editor
Brooks Tomb .... apprentice editor (as Brooks S. Tomb)
Folmer Wiesinger .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Chuck Ferry .... music engineer (segment "Lot 249")
Erica Lindsay .... composer: original theme
Martin Rodriguez .... music engineer (segment "Cat from Hell")
Donald Rubinstein .... composer: original theme (as Donald A. Rubinstein)
Joshua E. Schneider .... music engineer (segment "Lover's Vow") (as Josh Schneider)
 
Transportation Department
Joseph Caffrey .... driver (as Joseph M. Caffrey)
Louis Ferraioli .... driver (as Louis Ferrajoli)
Harry J. Leavey .... transportation coordinator (as Harry B. Leavey)
James Sweeney .... driver
 
Other crew
Lisa Alkofer .... production assistant
Mechelle Chojecki .... production assistant
Louise Chu .... unit publicist
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... production assistant (as Jeff de la Rosa)
Veronica DePadro .... production assistant
Greg Finley .... looping group
Brian Greenbaum .... location manager
Sherry Greenberg .... production assistant
Vivian Guardino .... production coordinator
Barbara Harris .... looping group (as Barbara Iley)
Linda Housworth Klipper .... assistant: Mr. Galin (as Linda Housworth)
Daamen J. Krall .... looping group
Robert Lau .... production assistant
Karen Loop .... assistant production coordinator
Christina MacGregor .... looping group (as Christina G. MacGregor)
Rosane McCarron .... assistant: Mr. Rubinstein
David McCharen .... looping group
Ginger McGuire .... senior financial executive
Brian McMillan .... animal trainer (as Brian McMillian)
Lorna Nowve .... assistant production accountant
Mary Linda Phillips .... looping group (as Linda Phillips)
David Randolph .... looping group (as David J. Randolf)
Noreen Reardon .... looping group
Jo Recht .... senior legal executive
Stacy Regan .... animal trainer
Ann R. Ritchie .... production assistant
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor
Adam Rosenberg .... production assistant
Jess Siegler .... assistant location manager
James Silverman .... production assistant
Mark Urman .... unit publicist
Joel Valentine .... special gargoyle voice
Diane Vilagi .... production controller
Jonathan Wolf .... production accountant (as Jonathan D. Wolf)
Neil Laird .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cat from Hell" - USA (segment title)
"Lot 249" - USA (segment title)
"Lover's Vow" - USA (segment title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: Obvious fake cat as it attacks Carolyn's face.See more »
Quotes:
Gargoyle:Your life, in exchange for a promise!
Preston:You got it!
Gargoyle:If I let you go, you must swear you will never say you saw me, never say you heard me speak, never tell anyone how I look, never repeat what I have said - a promise, forever!
Preston:You gotta be kidding!
Gargoyle:ROAR!
Preston:I-I promise!
Gargoyle:Cross your heart?
["playfully" claws Preston]
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Movie Connections:
Spin off from Creepshow (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE (Original Theme)See more »

FAQ

Is "Tales from the Darkside: The Movie" considered to be the the official "Creepshow 3?"
How does this movie differ from the Creepshow movies?
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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Terrifying if watched alone late at night, 9 May 2001
Author: Stevenuccj (Stevenuccj@yahoo.com) from Boston, MA

One of the top horror-story anthology movies out there (albeit that isn't saying much). Will scare the pants off you if watched late at night by your lonesome. Stories are cleverly placed from least terrifying first to most terrifying at the end. Acting leaves much to be desired, however, with the first story containing the most watchable cast (Steve Buscemi, Christian Slater). Wraparound story is cliched and predictable, but it doesn't really matter.

First story is one of the more interesting mummy tales out there, with Buscemi playing an outsider in a yuppie university who discovers "Lot 249." Lot turns out to be ancient preserved mummy who, of course, wrecks havoc. Twists at the end are good but not exceptional in any way.

Second story is a fantastical tale regarding a vicious cat that never seems to go away. Old man hires hitman to kill cat. Tale is entertaining and unnerving but altogether ridiculous as well. Only for fans of horror, really.

Third story is gem of anthology. Concerns a young man who witnesses a gargoyle savagely kill a man in a dark alley. Man makes vow to never speak of gargoyle to anyone in exchange for his life. Romantic tale ends in shock and horror. Likely to give nightmares.

Overall, this movie is laughable and boring in daytime but can be terrifying at night. Personally I have a tough time choosing favorite tale; each one brings something different to the table. Horror buffs be sure to check this one out if you haven't already.

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