6.2/10
4,770
53 user 20 critic

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.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sprung (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Two pairs of best friends - Montel & Clyde and Brandy & Adina meet at the party, where Clyde makes Adina think he is very rich and gets her into bed the same evening. When Adina finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Rusty Cundieff
Stars: Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Billy Zane, William Sadler, John Kassir
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

Director: Rusty Cundieff
Stars: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello.

Director: Gilbert Adler
Stars: Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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

Director: John Harrison
Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mr. Simms
...
Stack
...
Ball
Samuel Monroe Jr. ...
Bulldog
...
Strom
...
Martin Moorehouse
...
Clarence
...
Newton
...
Billy
...
Carl
Brandon Hammond ...
Walter
...
Richard
...
Sissy
...
Duke Metger
...
Rhodie
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Your most terrifying nightmare and your most frightening reality are about to meet on the streets. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic brutal violence and strong language

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boys Do Get Bruised  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,797,927 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The name "Duke Metger" is a combination of two notorious real life white supremacists, former Neo-Nazi/Klansman David Duke and Klansman turned White Aryan Resistance founder Tom Metzger. See more »

Goofs

Krazy K shoots Deke twice, but Deke ends up with three bullet wounds. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Simms: [after telling Crazy K's story] You see, those types can't be rehabilitated... you just kill them.
See more »

Connections

References Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Grave
Performed by N.G.N. Featuring Killa
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Impressive.
15 August 2000 | by (Corvallis, Oregon) – See all my reviews

A collection of four vignettes that while telling moral tales, do so without being trite or heavy handed. This was an excellent film that did not get the chance it deserved.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?