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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Rusty Cundieff (written by) &
Darin Scott (written by)
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Release Date:
24 May 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Where nightmares and reality meet on the street See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clarence Williams III ... Mr. Simms

Joe Torry ... Stack

De'aundre Bonds ... Ball
Samuel Monroe Jr. ... Bulldog

Wings Hauser ... Strom

Tom Wright ... Martin Moorehouse

Anthony Griffith ... Clarence

Michael Massee ... Newton

Duane Whitaker ... Billy

David Alan Grier ... Carl
Brandon Hammond ... Walter

Rusty Cundieff ... Richard

Paula Jai Parker ... Sissy

Corbin Bernsen ... Duke Metger

Roger Guenveur Smith ... Rhodie

Art Evans ... Eli
Rosalind Cash ... Dr. Cushing
Lamont Bentley ... Crazy K

Don Dowe ... Cell orderly #1
Moon Jones ... Cell orderly #2
Chris Edwards ... Ty
Troy Cartwright ... Craig

Brenden Jefferson ... Snoop
Erika Hansen ... Anchorwoman
Tim Hutchinson ... Councilman Rogers
John A. Cundieff ... Funeral priest
Joseph Anthony Farris ... Reporter #1
Dawn Gilliam ... Reporter #2

April Barnett ... Reporter #3

Bobby McGee ... Limo driver
Christina Cundieff ... Miss Cobbs
Ricky Harris ... Lil' Deke
Darin Scott ... Top cop

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Prison guard
Rick Dean ... Tattooed man

Lira Angel ... Nurse Roland
Scotty Brulee ... Young Tracy
Ryan Williams ... Gangster #1

Kamau Holloway ... Gangster #2
Tasha Johnson ... Little girl who gets shot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tuck John Porter ... Extra Devil Dancer
Cameron ... Image Maker (uncredited)

T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh ... School Nurse (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rusty Cundieff 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rusty Cundieff (written by) &
Darin Scott (written by)

Produced by
Elaine Dysinger .... line producer
Spike Lee .... executive producer
Darin Scott .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony B. Richmond 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
 
Casting by
Tony Lee 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Blatt 
 
Costume Design by
Tracey White 
 
Makeup Department
Joanetta Stowers .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Aarniokoski .... first assistant director
Dan Katzman .... first assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Chris Grantz .... lead man
Inga Helgesson .... scenic artist
Blanche Sindelar .... property master
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Peter Bergren .... sound effects editor
Stanley Carr .... boom operator
Anthony M. McCovey .... boom operator
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Oliver L. Moss .... production sound mixer
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Somers .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Evan Campbell .... sculptor
Lou Carlucci .... special effects coordinator
Michael Deak .... on-set effects supervisor
Lance Gilmer .... special effects technician
Steve Koch .... painter: Chiodo Brothers Productions
Mark Villalobos .... puppet fabricator
 
Visual Effects by
Chow Emrich .... 3D animator
Brian Jennings .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
F. Pierre Gatling .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
Robair Sims .... stunt double
Robair Sims .... stunt performer
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Brown .... first assistant camera
Anthony Doublin .... minature photographer
Rory Robert Knepp .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator
Jordan Levy .... assistant camera
Chris Milani .... electrician
Drex Reed .... effects gaffer
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... second assistant camera
Rick Tiedeman .... Steadicam operator
Don Tomich .... best boy electric
James WilderHancock .... grip (as James Hancock)
Vernon Wynne .... electrician
Todd R. Beveridge .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Kent Burton .... animator
 
Casting Department
Monica R. Cooper .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
David Orr .... color timer
Barry S. Silver .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Mark Kilian .... assistant to composer
Larry Robinson .... music supervisor
Christopher Young .... conductor
Christopher Young .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Tony Barbagiovanni .... production assistant
Tuck John Porter .... assistant illustrator
David Wadley .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Boys Do Get Bruised" - USA (segment title)
"Hard-Core Convert" - USA (segment title)
"KKK Comeuppance" - USA (segment title)
"Rogue Cop Revelation" - USA (segment title)
"Welcome to My Mortuary" - USA (segment title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for graphic brutal violence and strong language
Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: 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:
Mr. Simms:After you killed Crazy K, a few of his boys killed you! I guess you didn't make it!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Natural Born Killers (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Born II DieSee more »

FAQ

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
your own private mortality, 9 August 2011
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

A tribute to movies like "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors" and "Tales from the Crypt", "Tales from the Hood" presents some horror vignettes centering on life in the black ghetto. Some drug dealers go to a funeral home to pick up their "s**t", only to have the eccentric owner (Clarence Williams III) tell them about the fates of some recent customers...with a twist at the end. At once a fun horror flick and also warning about getting mixed up with the wrong people, this is a cool one. A particular scene in the fourth vignette appears to be a tribute to "A Clockwork Orange". All in all, a real credit for director Rusty Cundieff and executive producer Spike Lee.

Featuring Tom Wright (the hitchhiker in "Creepshow 2"), David Alan Grier, Corbin Bernsen and Rosalind Cash (in her final role).

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