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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:
A superb mid-90's horror anthology tale with macabre humor and confronting topics See more (50 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)

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
Mark Schouten .... general forman
Blanche Sindelar .... property master
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Peter Bergren .... sound effects editor
Stanley Carr .... boom operator
Anthony Mazzei .... supervising sound editor
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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The line, "Talk about some insane in the membrane type of shit" is a reference to the lyric "Insane in the membrane" from Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the teacher gets pooped on by the mouse, it is in two places. But when he is inside, the poop is in one big pile.See more »
Quotes:
[Martin Moorehouse has just transformed Newton into a mural]
Martin Moorehouse:Welcome - to MY world!
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Movie Connections:
References Natural Born Killers (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm Talkin' To MyselfSee more »

FAQ

Will this film ever be re-released on DVD or Blu-ray?
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A superb mid-90's horror anthology tale with macabre humor and confronting topics, 16 August 2010
Author: (Vomitron_G) from the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids

I had to wait more than 10 years to finally see this one. Not one single copy seemed to be available over here in Europe. That was until 2007, when I finally got my hands on a Region 1 DVD copy.

If you like anthology movies, then you have no excuse for not seeing this one. One of the best anthology movies of the 90's (it's up there with "Tales From The Dark Side: The Movie" and "Necronomicon", if you ask me). And probably the best horror movie from the hood with a nearly all Afro-American cast ever made (because I can't really say I've ever seen a ghetto-horror flick that was actually any good). Three hood-rats, out to collect some 'shiiit', visit a freaky coroner who tells them 4 terrifying tales of the supernatural.

The first tale is about three corrupt white cops who had it coming... Wings Hauser is especially enjoyable in this one. He already evoked my interest at the time after having seen his enjoyable performance in "Night Shadows" (AKA "Mutant"). And by know I simply love the man. Second story is about a boy and his bruises, which are being caused by... a monster supposedly living in his house. Great and fascinating conclusion this one had. The third tale has some killer-puppet action going on in it of which Charles Band could easily be very jealous. Corbin"The Dentist"Bernsen stars in this segment that revolves around voodoo and slavery. The fourth and last segment gives a big nod to Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange". Enough said about that one. The wrap-around story wraps it all up nicely, and has a very satisfying conclusion.

"Tales From The Hood" is actually more than 'just a horror movie'. With Spike Lee being executive producer, you can rightfully expect that this movie will carry important themes & topics like racism, politics, police brutality, guilt, child abuse, brothers killing brothers, etc. The message always comes across, but possible statements & points of view never become too dominant. This film's primary goal is to entertain a horror audience. And it splendidly succeeds in that. The filmmakers also clearly know the rules of the horror-anthology-genre as well as the tricks of the trade, all to great success. Need I even say that the make-up and special effects are darn excellent too? The tales from this hood, are all winners.

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