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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 »
User Reviews:
Underrated See more (49 total) »

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 third segment with the killer dolls: The blood on the painting disappears later on.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Simms:Oh, I must say, I don't think you can reform those types. No - you just kill them.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Natural Born Killers (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
From The Dark SideSee more »

FAQ

Will this film ever be re-released on DVD or Blu-ray?
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Underrated, 29 August 2007
Author: LostHighway101 from Pennsylvania

"This ain't no funeral parlor. This ain't the terrordome. Welcome to HELL mothaf*#%@!" In not too many words I want to express my respect for one of the most underrated horror movies of the 90s. Like The Twilight Zone it is a segmented film (although all directed by Rusty Cundieff) that spans across a good variety of horror genres. The real horrorshow here, though, is the domestic/racial issues against the black community. Cleverly (and without being preachy or offensive to white people), Cundieff disguised his agenda with rich characters and a bone chilling conclusion.

The HIGHPOINT of this movie for me is the film's proverbial ringleader- a funeral parlor director. The man, brilliantly and hilariously underplayed by a bug-eyed Clarence Williams III, finds a stack of drugs he wants to sell to three young hoods. As you watch you begin to wonder what eerie agenda he really has in store. These scenes tie all the vignettes together.

Also, the final segment is a very profound statement on gang violence (although beware, this is the preachiest segment). I like to call it A Clockwork Black because it applies Anthony Burgress's idea of reversing violence onto the offender onto a gang leader called Krazy K. Those K's in his name aren't a mistake either! Cundieff underlines a necessary argument about between black-on-black violence by comparing K to a neo nazi.

Like any memorable work of horror, Tales remembers to keep its monsters metaphorical. Police brutality, domestic violence, racial profiling, and gang violence are the most hideous creatures found here. I complement Rusty Cundieff on a job well done there. Excessive campiness and at-times generic camera work keep this from being great, but nothing stops its relevance in the genre.

STAR RATING: *** out of 4.

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