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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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Taglines:

Where nightmares and reality meet on the street See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic brutal violence and strong language

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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)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was recently featured in an article on the horror film website "Shocktillyoudrop.com" featuring films released in the summer every year since 1979. The article became so popular enough, that it led the producer of the film, Darin Scott, to give his thanks and praise to the article and its writer. See more »

Goofs

In the tale of the crooked cops: The name of the murdered man who seeks revenge is listed in the police database as "Martin Ezekell Moorehouse", but his tombstone reads "Martin Ezekiel Moorehouse". See more »

Quotes

Bulldog: Hey, wait a minute. You got your gat, man
Stack: Yeah, I got my shit.
Bulldog: Well if a dead mothafucka come fuckin' wit you, you kill his ass. Ya understand me?
Stack: Yo hold up, Bulldog. How'm I supposed to kill somthin' that's already dead, man?
Bulldog: WHAT?
Stack: Yeah, how'm I supposed to kill somthin' that's already dead? That's like killin' some shit twice, man.
Ball: Yeah, like some refried beans 'n some shit. Man, I never understood that, man. Why the FUCK you gonna refry some beans, man? Why not just fry that shit right the ...
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Referenced in Bones (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Face Mob
Performed by Face Mob Featuring Scarface
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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.


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