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Writers (WGA):
Rusty Cundieff (written by) &
Darin Scott (written by)
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Release Date:
24 May 1995 (USA) See more »
Where nightmares and reality meet on the street See more »
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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  (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
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
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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Rated R for graphic brutal violence and strong language
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The film was recently featured in an article on the horror film website "" 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 »
Continuity: Strom unzips his fly, then says, "I'ma piss on his grave," then unzips his fly again.See more »
Newton:What are we going to say? The body of a citizen we murdered has come back to kill us?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Embalmer (1996)See more »
Let Me At ThemSee more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Hoodwinked, 7 May 2005
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

***SPOILERS*** In "The Hood" three homeboys Stack Ball & Bulldog are mysteriously drawn to the Simms Funeral Home to get their hands on a stash of, what they call illegal drugs in gangster jive, "The Sh*t" thats supposedly hidden there.

Forcing their way in they get the owner of the place the mortician Mr. Simms to take them where "The Sh*t" is threatening to murder him if he doesn't do "business" with them and lead them to it. Mr. Simms, who's new in the business of drug selling and who's also a bit weird and screwy but, for some strange reason, seems to show no fear at all of these dangerous hoodlums! Who are all armed with handguns and ready to use them in an instant.

Simms tells the homeboys that they'll get "The Sh*t" all right in fact by the time the night is over they'll be knee deep in "The Sh*t". But before he takes them to where " The Sh*t" is he's got a few nice little stories to tell them about some of the stiffs, that are now being prepared for burial in his funeral home, stories that he calls "Tales from the Hood".

The first tale that Simms tells the hoodlums is about a former black cop Clarence who went insane from guilt in not doing anything to save the life of a popular black community activist Martin Moorehouse when he was brutally beaten and then shot up with drugs, that caused him to die from an overdose, by three of his fellow cops. Clarence ended up murdering the three criminally-corrupt policemen on the one year anniversary of Moorehouses murder and then lost his mind and later his life.

The next Tale from "The Hood" is about little Walter who's dad Mr. Johnson constantly and brutally beats him and his mom to a pulp for the slightest reason. Back in school a bully who also beat up Walter had for some strange reason both his arms and legs broken when Walter drew a picture of him and then crushed it. Having his teacher Mr. Garvy go to see Mr. Johnson about Walter's fears of going home Mr. Johnson shows up and, true to his nature, starts to attack the teacher as well as Walter and his mom. The brutal and mindless Mr. Johnson soon ends up broken to pieces and burned to a crisp by Walter doing the same thing to him like he did back in school to the bully with his strange and destructive powers.

The third "Tale from the Hood" has to do with this racist politician Duke Metger who bought this old southern plantation, that he'll run his campaign out of, where the owner had all his slaves slaughtered just before they were to be set free by the Union Army after the Civil War. Stirring from their graves the souls of the murdered slaves came to life by taking over a number of voodoo dolls buried in the mansion who then vengefully and ferociously do the arrogant Metger in.

And finally the last "Tale from the Hood" is about local homeboy gang-banger Crazy K which seemed to strike a cord with the three thugs. Crazy K was brutally shot down in the streets by his fellow homeboys who he was at war with over the control of the already mentioned "Sh*t" that killed so many in "The Hood", like black atavist Moorehouse, over the years. The story about Crazy K really shook up the three who it turned out where the one's who did in the vicious and unrepentant Crazy K. Now with all the tales and stories from "The Hood" finished Mr. Simms takes the three hoods, who by now are getting very inpatient with him, down to the cellar to get the valuable "Sh*t" all for themselves. And they do get "The Sh*t" but it's not "The Sh*t" that they expected! And worst of all Mr. Simms didn't turn out to be the wacky harmless and non-offensive eccentric that they thought that he was! But "The Sh*t" and the person-Mr. Simms- who took them to it turned out to be their, the three homeboys, worst darkest and most terrifying nightmare! A nightmare that dwarfs anything that they could have ever imagine in their wildest drug-induced hallucinations to be really "Bad" in "The Hood" or for that matter anywhere else!

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