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Tales from the Hood (1995)

A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

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Rusty Cundieff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

Four short, moralistic horror vignettes (a la EC Comics) that deal with mostly black characters. The framing story introduces three youths out to pick up a drug shipment at a funeral parlor from the strange director, Mr. Simms. As the three punks wind their way through the parlor, Mr. Simms tells them the last stories of some of his more interesting clients. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Chill or be Chilled See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic brutal violence and strong language

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys Do Get Bruised See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,797,927
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Duke partially closes the door to check for the little devil doll, but in the next shot it's in its original position. See more »

Quotes

Newton: You listen to me! And you listen good. Those assholes are cops. Who the fuck are you to judge 'em? Shit, man, you got a green dick. Those two guys have been risking their asses on the street for years. The fucker went for Strom's gun.
Clarence: Bullshit.
Newton: Now, maybe those two guys went too far tonight. Maybe it was all a mistake. But next time it could be you. So, you know, you don't ever roll over... and you never rat out a fellow officer. And you never... never break the code.
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One Less Nigga
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your own private mortality
9 August 2011 | by Lee EisenbergSee all my reviews

A tribute to movies like "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors" and "Tales from the Crypt", "Tales from the Hood" presents some horror vignettes centering on life in the black ghetto. Some drug dealers go to a funeral home to pick up their "s**t", only to have the eccentric owner (Clarence Williams III) tell them about the fates of some recent customers...with a twist at the end. At once a fun horror flick and also warning about getting mixed up with the wrong people, this is a cool one. A particular scene in the fourth vignette appears to be a tribute to "A Clockwork Orange". All in all, a real credit for director Rusty Cundieff and executive producer Spike Lee.

Featuring Tom Wright (the hitchhiker in "Creepshow 2"), David Alan Grier, Corbin Bernsen and Rosalind Cash (in her final role).


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