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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

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A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Betty (wraparound story) (as Deborah Harry)
... Priest (wraparound story)
... Timmy (wraparound story)
... Andy (segment "Lot 249")
... Lee (segment "Lot 249")
... Bellingham (segment "Lot 249")
Donald Van Horn ... Moving Man (segment "Lot 249")
... Mummy (segment "Lot 249")
... Susan (segment "Lot 249")
George Guidall ... Museum Director (segment "Lot 249")
... Dean (segment "Lot 249")
Ralph Marrero ... Cabbie (segment "Lot 249")
... Halston (segment "Cat From Hell")
Paul Greeno ... Cabbie (segment "Cat From Hell")
... Drogan (segment "Cat From Hell")
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Storyline

This is really three shorter movies, bound together by a fourth tale in which the other three stories are read. The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from Hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw, and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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Four Ghoulish Fables in One Modern Nightmare See more »


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Release Date:

4 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cat from Hell  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,324,573
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character Halston, played by David Johansen, is in the kitchen after his first battle with the cat and chides himself saying, "Can't get hot. Can't let yourself get hot, ever. You make mistakes when you're hot." David Johansen is also known as Buster Poindexter, a musician with many famous songs, among them the very successful "Hot! Hot! Hot!" in which the singer professes how "hot, hot, hot" he is. See more »

Goofs

The position of the groceries in Betty's bag change between shots in the first segment of the wraparound story. See more »

Quotes

Bellingham: [tied to a chair watching his manuscript get dumped] My master's thesis! What're you doing?
Andy: [ripping up a page] Well, I'm going to start a little fire under your chair and roast your nuts.
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Spun-off from Creepshow (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Darkside (Original Theme)
Composed by Donald Rubinstein (as Donald A. Rubinstein) and Erica Lindsay
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Pretty good.
26 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is really three shorter movies, bound together by a fourth tale in which the other three stories are read. The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper. Not the best king adaption, but hey, it ain't bad either. A good cast and some nice special effects. The Gargoyle was nasty! Plenty of gore here, but used in just enough moderation to be effective. A couple of tense moments, some god scares (Especially in the story about involving an elusive, seemingly immortal cat.) and pretty good music. Pretty good movie, just nothing really spectacular or life-changing. My rating for "Tales from the Darkside: The Movie"--6/10.


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