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

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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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)

Gross USA:

$11,797,927
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Trivia

Funeral director (Clarence Williams III) says he is not a drug dealer. Williams later played drug lord Samson Simpson in Half Baked (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Morehouse chases Strom and Newton to their cruiser, he's at the window, leering inside. But as soon as they drive away, Morehouse is about 10 feet away from the cruiser. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Candyman (2015) See more »

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I'm Talkin' To Myself
Performed by NME And Grench The Mean 1
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Surprisingly great movie!
12 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Not really scary of a movie, but this movie really did serve a good purpose. I noticed that the four stories in this movie touched on four topics in today's society: Domestic Violence(David Alan Grier, Brandon Hammond, Paul Jai Parker, Rusty Cundieff), Police Brutality(Anthony Griffith, Tom Wright, Michael Massee), Racism(Corbin Bernsen, Art Evans, Roger Guenveur Smith) and Black-on-black crime(Lamont Bentley, Joe Torry, De'Aundre Bonds, Samuel Monroe Jr., Ricky Harris). There is basically a message in all of them but the 4th story in this film was probably the best one. Not an unpredictable movie but not at all bad, and the ending was fantastic as well...


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