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Tales from the Hood (1995)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  24 May 1995 (USA)
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A strange 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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Martin Moorehouse
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Duke Metger
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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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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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 the producer of the film, Darin Scott to give his thanks and praise to the article and its writer. See more »

Goofs

In the third segment with the killer dolls: The blood on the painting disappears later on. See more »

Quotes

Newton: Damn it, man, this is no time to panic!
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Death Represents My Hood
Performed by Bokie Loc
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User Reviews

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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