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Tales from the Hood (1995)

A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

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Mr. Simms
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Ball
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Strom
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Martin Moorehouse
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Clarence
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Newton
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Billy
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Walter
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Richard
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Sissy
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Duke Metger
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Rhodie
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Storyline

Four short, moralistic horror vignettes (a la EC Comics) that deal with mostly black characters. The framing story introduces three youths out to pick up a drug shipment at a funeral parlor from the strange director, Mr. Simms. As the three punks wind their way through the parlor, Mr. Simms tells them the last stories of some of his more interesting clients. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Where nightmares and reality meet on the street See more »


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Rated R for graphic brutal violence and strong language

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24 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boys Do Get Bruised  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,797,927 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'David Alan Grier', known during the early to mid 90's as one of the cast members on the sketch show In Living Color (1990), appeared in a very rare non-comedic role as Carl, the very abusive stepfather during the second segment. See more »

Goofs

Duke partially closes the door to check for the little devil doll, but in the next shot it's in its original position. See more »

Quotes

[the tattooed man has just been struck by Crazy K's fist after uttering a series of racist propoganda]
Tattooed Man: Hey, nigger. Those people you killed? What color were they?
[Crazy K's expression changes from wrath to somber reflection]
Tattooed Man: [Laughs] They were niggers. I know it.
[Tastes his own blood]
Tattooed Man: You're cool with me, nigger. I like you. I like you a lot.
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Referenced in The Embalmer (1996) See more »

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Born II Die
Performed by Spice 1
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your own private mortality
9 August 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

A tribute to movies like "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors" and "Tales from the Crypt", "Tales from the Hood" presents some horror vignettes centering on life in the black ghetto. Some drug dealers go to a funeral home to pick up their "s**t", only to have the eccentric owner (Clarence Williams III) tell them about the fates of some recent customers...with a twist at the end. At once a fun horror flick and also warning about getting mixed up with the wrong people, this is a cool one. A particular scene in the fourth vignette appears to be a tribute to "A Clockwork Orange". All in all, a real credit for director Rusty Cundieff and executive producer Spike Lee.

Featuring Tom Wright (the hitchhiker in "Creepshow 2"), David Alan Grier, Corbin Bernsen and Rosalind Cash (in her final role).


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