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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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Cast

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Mr. Simms
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Stack
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Ball
Samuel Monroe Jr. ...
Bulldog
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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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Carl
Brandon Hammond ...
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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Chill or be Chilled See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic brutal violence and strong language

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24 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boys Do Get Bruised  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Clarence Williams III starred in the season four episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989), the show in which this film is based off of, called "Maniac at Large". See more »

Goofs

We hear Strom unzip his fly twice before he urinates on Martin's grave. See more »

Quotes

Ball: Man, that place DOES look evil as Hell!
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Connections

References Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962) See more »

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Born II Die
Performed by Spice 1
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parts are greater than the whole
14 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

An interesting, at times totally innovative take on the horror film genre. Three young hoodlums go to a funeral home where a bizarre mortician (an eerie Williams) takes them on a tour and shares four terrifyingly twisted ghost stories. The first involving corrupt cops is routine and obvious; the second is a unique take on child abuse that is creative and fairly creepy; the third involving vengeful voodoo dolls is at times shocking, at times corny, but eerie and crafty in its own right; the fourth about gang violence and rehabilitation is highly imaginative and something to marvel at; the film's content isn't always on target, but the special effects are convincing, and the performances rock solid, making this a fairly impressive showing for all those involved. **½


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