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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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Stack
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Ball
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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
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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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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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Trivia

David Alan Grier, known during the early to mid 90's as one of the cast members on the sketch show In Living Color (1990), appeared in a very rare non-comedic role as Carl, the very abusive stepfather during the second segment. See more »

Goofs

Strom unzips his fly, then says, "I'ma piss on his grave," then unzips his fly again. See more »

Quotes

[the tattooed man has just been struck by Crazy K's fist after uttering a series of racist propoganda]
Tattooed Man: Hey, nigger. Those people you killed? What color were they?
[Crazy K's expression changes from wrath to somber reflection]
Tattooed Man: [Laughs] They were niggers. I know it.
[Tastes his own blood]
Tattooed Man: You're cool with me, nigger. I like you. I like you a lot.
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References An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962) See more »

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One Less Nigga
Performed by MC Eiht
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User Reviews

Mediocre horror anthology film with one excellent tale
28 June 1999 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

Tales From the Hood, another horror anthology film dripping with EC comics-style ghoulishness, strings together four stories told by a wild-haired, macabre funeral director (Clarence Williams III) to a trio of gangbangers seeking their missing drug stash in a mortuary. Virtually all of the tales are familiar -- walking corpses and voodoo dolls are staples of the format -- but director Rusty Cundieff makes every effort to inject the proceedings with social morality. Child abuse, racism, and police brutality each get a pretty heavy-handed treatment, but the last story, involving a voluntary "behavior modification" technique for an unrepentant killer (ala A Clockwork Orange) explodes off the screen. In the film's most powerful sequence, Cundieff serves up a quickly cut montage of unsettling images culled from a number of state historical archives depicting vicious, stomach-churning lynchings meant to deter the rapacious young killer from wanting to harm any more people. It's potent stuff, and makes one wish the rest of the film had this kind of intensity.


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