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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie ()


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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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Betty (wraparound story) (as Deborah Harry)
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Priest (wraparound story)
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Timmy (wraparound story)
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Andy (segment "Lot 249")
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Lee (segment "Lot 249")
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Bellingham (segment "Lot 249")
Donald Van Horn ...
Moving Man (segment "Lot 249")
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Mummy (segment "Lot 249")
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Susan (segment "Lot 249")
George Guidall ...
Museum Director (segment "Lot 249")
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Dean (segment "Lot 249")
Ralph Marrero ...
Cabbie (segment "Lot 249")
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Halston (segment "Cat From Hell")
Paul Greeno ...
Cabbie (segment "Cat From Hell")
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Drogan (segment "Cat From Hell")
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Carolyn (segment "Cat From Hell")
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Amanda (segment "Cat From Hell")
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Gage (segment "Cat From Hell")
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Preston (segment "Lover's Vow")
Ashton Wise ...
Jer (segment "Lover's Vow")
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Maddox (segment "Lover's Vow")
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Wyatt (segment "Lover's Vow")
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Carola (segment "Lover's Vow")
Joe Dabenigno ...
Cop #1 (segment "Lover's Vow")
Larry Silvestri ...
Cop #2 (segment "Lover's Vow")
Donna Davidge ...
Gallery Patron (segment "Lover's Vow")
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Margaret (segment "Lover's Vow") (as Nicole Leach)
Daniel Harrison ...
John (segment "Lover's Vow")
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Man in Art Gallery (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Harrison

Written by

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Michael McDowell ... (segment "Lover's Vow") (written by)
 
Arthur Conan Doyle ... (segment "Lot 249") (short story "Lot 249")
 
Michael McDowell ... (segment "Lot 249") (screenplay)
 
Stephen King ... (segment "Cat From Hell") (short story)
 
George A. Romero ... (segment "Cat From Hell") (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mitchell Galin ... producer
David R. Kappes ... co-producer
Richard P. Rubinstein ... producer

Music by

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John Harrison ... (segment "Lover's Vow")
Chaz Jankel ... (segment "Cat from Hell")
Jim Manzie ... (segment "Lot 249")
Pat Regan ... (segment "Lot 249")
Donald Rubinstein ... (segment "Wraparound Story") (as Donald A. Rubinstein)

Cinematography by

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Robert Draper

Film Editing by

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Harry B. Miller III

Editorial Department

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Patricia Cervitz ... apprentice editor (as Patricia Crevitz)
Amy Seplin ... assistant editor
Brooks Tomb ... apprentice editor (as Brooks S. Tomb)
Folmer Wiesinger ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Brian Chavanne
Julie Mossberg

Production Design by

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Ruth Ammon

Art Direction by

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Jocelyne Beaudoin

Set Decoration by

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Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo ... (as Jacqueline Jacobson)

Costume Design by

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Ida Gearon

Makeup Department

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Bill Basso ... special makeup effects crew
Howard Berger ... special makeup effects supervisor
Steve Frakes ... special makeup effects crew
Bruce Spaulding Fuller ... special makeup effects crew
Mecki Heussen ... special makeup effects crew
Anne Winky Kraus ... special makeup effects crew (as Anne 'Winky' Kraus)
Robert Kurtzman ... special makeup effects supervisor
Charlie Matula ... special makeup effects crew
Greg Nicotero ... special makeup effects supervisor
Scott Oshita ... special makeup effects crew
Mark Rappaport ... special makeup effects crew
Dick Smith ... makeup effects consultant
Mark Tavares ... special makeup effects crew
Nancy Tong ... hair stylist (as Nanxy Tong) / makeup artist (as Nanxy Tong)
Wayne Toth ... special makeup effects crew
Brian Wade ... special makeup effects crew
David P. Barton ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Eddy Collyns ... unit manager
Sherry Greenberg ... assistant unit manager
Scott Vickrey ... post-production supervisor
Victoria Westhead ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rosemary C. Cremona ... second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Marybeth Hagner ... first assistant director (as Mary Beth Hagner)
Amelia Villero ... second assistant director

Art Department

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George T. Barron ... carpenter
Axel Baumann ... assistant carpenter
Andrea Beeman ... assistant set dresser
Lloyd Bernberg ... art department assistant
Philip Chidel ... assistant set dresser
Joseph Timothy Conway ... set dresser (as Joseph Conway)
Catie De Haan ... assistant scenic artist (as Catie de Haan)
Noemi I. DeCorcia ... assistant decorator (as Noemi I. di Corcia)
Breon Dunigan ... special props builder
Elizabeth Goodall ... special props builder
Ralph B. Greene ... carpenter
Stephen Hall ... sketch artist
Mark Harrington ... property master (as Mark C. Harrington)
Paul A. Hinzdo ... carpenter
Arthur Lorenz ... property master (as Art Lorenz)
Teresa Mastropierro ... scenic artist
Cindy M. McKenna ... assistant props
Addison Pettit ... construction coordinator
David Poses ... lead carpenter
Mike Rees ... artwork
Phillip Schneider ... lead scenic artist
Peter Selgin ... storyboard artist
Robert Siegler ... artwork
André Solomita ... scenic artist
Peter Syrett ... carpenter
Michael Vachon ... carpenter
Lise Wald ... assistant props
Amory Weld ... assistant decorator
Barrie Wild ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Peter Austin ... sound editor
Kelley Baker ... sound editor
Weldon Brown ... adr recordist
Michael J. Cerone ... adr recordist (as Michael Cerone)
Don Digirolamo ... re-recording mixer
Glenn Garland ... assistant sound editor
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer
Edmund J. Lachmann ... sound editor (as Ed Lachmann)
Harry B. Miller III ... supervising sound editor
Barry Rubinow ... supervising sound editor
Gregory Sanders ... sound editor (as Greg Sanders)
Paul A. Sharpe ... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Brit Warner ... production sound mixer
Folmer Wiesinger ... sound editor
Mark Wilkins ... boom operator (as Mark H. Wilkins)

Special Effects by

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Michael Burnett ... (segment "Lover's Vow") puppet fabrication
Drew Jiritano ... special effects
Nick Benson ... special effects makeup (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Betzy Bromberg ... (segment "Lover's Vow") optical supervisor
Anthony Doublin ... (segment "Lover's Vow") visual effects photography
Ernest Farino ... (segment "Lover's Vow") visual effects supervisor
Justin Kohn ... (segment "Lover's Vow") stop motion animation
David Stipes ... (segment "Lover's Vow") visual effects photography
Bret Mixon ... rotoscoping (uncredited)
George Muhs ... visual effects (uncredited)
Drex Reed ... visual effects lighting (uncredited)
David B. Sharp ... model supervisor (uncredited)
Thomas Zell ... model maker (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Deak ... stunts
Edgard Mourino ... stunt coordinator
Lynn Walsh ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Danny Barfield ... grip
Johnny Braz ... grip (as John C. Braz)
Elizabeth Carney ... grip
Robert Draper ... camera operator
David K. Dumont ... grip
Roch Dutkowiak ... grip (as Roch C. Dutkowiak)
Mark Egyud ... grip (as Mark L. Egyud)
John Gabriele ... key grip
Kim Gigilia ... best boy grip (as Kim C. Giglia)
Shaun Gilbert ... electrician
Larry Hillier ... gaffer (as Larry J. Hillier)
Jonathan Kealey ... best boy electric
Sandy McDonough ... electrician
John Moore ... electric
Donald Murtaugh ... electric
Rex Nicholson ... first assistant camera
Heather Page ... second assistant camera
Demmie Todd ... still photographer
Brian Q. Kelley ... additional cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sylvia Fay ... extras casting
Leonard Finger ... casting consultant
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julie Rae Engelsman ... assistant costume designer (as Julie Engelsman)
Audrey Ellen Lamb ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Brian Greenbaum ... location manager
Jess Siegler ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Joey Argiro ... musician: mute guitar
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Elin Carlson ... chorus
Mike Deasy ... musician
George Doering ... musician
Chuck Domanico ... musician: bass
Chuck Ferry ... (segment "Lot 249") music engineer
Michael Fisher ... musician: percussions
Rick Granati ... musician: Simmons percussion
Doug Harrison ... musician: Drum Machine
Randy Kerber ... musician: keyboards
Erica Lindsay ... composer: original theme
Bryan Pezzone ... musician
Martin Rodriguez ... (segment "Cat from Hell") music engineer
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute
Donald Rubinstein ... composer: original theme (as Donald A. Rubinstein)
Steve Schaeffer ... musician: percussion
Joshua E. Schneider ... (segment "Lover's Vow") music engineer (as Josh Schneider)
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn
Carl Wurtz ... musician: emulator
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Joseph Caffrey ... driver (as Joseph M. Caffrey)
Louis Ferraioli ... driver (as Louis Ferrajoli)
Harry J. Leavey ... transportation coordinator (as Harry B. Leavey)
James Sweeney ... driver

Other crew

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Lisa Alkofer ... production assistant
Mechelle Chojecki ... production assistant
Louise Chu ... unit publicist
Dennis Davidson ... unit publicity
Jeffrey De La Rosa ... production assistant (as Jeff de la Rosa)
Veronica DePadro ... production assistant
Greg Finley ... looping group
Sherry Greenberg ... production assistant
Vivian Guardino ... production coordinator
Barbara Harris ... looping group (as Barbara Iley)
Linda Housworth Klipper ... assistant: Mr. Galin (as Linda Housworth)
Daamen J. Krall ... looping group
Robert Lau ... production assistant
Karen Loop ... assistant production coordinator
Christina MacGregor ... looping group (as Christina G. MacGregor)
Rosane McCarron ... assistant: Mr. Rubinstein
David McCharen ... looping group
Ginger McGuire ... senior financial executive
Brian McMillan ... animal trainer (as Brian McMillian)
Lorna Nowve ... assistant production accountant
Mary Linda Phillips ... looping group (as Linda Phillips)
David Randolph ... looping group (as David J. Randolf)
Noreen Reardon ... looping group
Jo Recht ... senior legal executive
Stacy Regan ... animal trainer
Ann R. Ritchie ... production assistant
Wendy Lee Roberts ... script supervisor
James Silverman ... production assistant
Mark Urman ... unit publicist
Joel Valentine ... special gargoyle voice
Diane Vilagi ... production controller
Jonathan Wolf ... production accountant (as Jonathan D. Wolf)
Neil Laird ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines From the depths of four twisted minds. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lot 249 (United States)
  • Lover's Vow (United States)
  • Cat from Hell (United States)
  • Darkside, les contes de la nuit noire (France)
  • Geschichten aus der Schattenwelt (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,396,804

Did You Know?

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Trivia "Tales from the Darkside: The Movie" is considered by many fans and Tom Savini himself to be the 'official' "Creepshow 3". Following the success of Stephen King and George A. Romero's Creepshow, Laurel Entertainment (Creepshow & Creepshow 2's production company) toyed with the idea of a Creepshow television series. After several negotiations and changes (due to rights holders etc.), the decision was made to change the title for the series to "Tales from the Darkside" (to be helmed by none other than Creepshow director and Creepshow 2 screenwriter, George A. Romero). After the series' great success, just roughly three short years after Creepshow 2 hit theatres, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie came to fruition in 1990 as the successor to the original two Creepshow installments, sharing many of the same crew as the Creepshow installments. See more »
Goofs Obvious fake cat as it attacks Carolyn's face. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Robert Klein/Kevin Spacey/Mary Peyton Meyer (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Tales from the Darkside (Original Theme) See more »
Quotes Carola: You promised you'd never tell!
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