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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.

Director:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Your most terrifying nightmare and your most frightening reality are about to meet on the streets. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic brutal violence and strong language

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to My Mortuary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,797,927
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was featured in an article on the horror film website "Shocktillyoudrop.com" featuring films released in the summer every year since 1979. The article became popular enough, that it led the producer of the film, Darin Scott, to give his thanks and praise to the article and its writer. See more »

Goofs

Obvious blood packs under T-shirt of fellow whom Krazy K shoots. See more »

Quotes

Ball: What you sayin'? We dead, motherfucker?
Mr. Simms: VERY!
Bulldog: Motherfucker bullshit! If we dead then what we doin' in a funeral home with your crazy ass?
Mr. Simms: This ain't no funeral home! It ain't the Terror Dome, neither! Welcome to Hell, motherfuckers!
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Alternate Versions

In most broadcast TV versions, along with omitting/replacing the profanity, some versions show Walter's body in the casket at the end of his story "Boys Do Get Bruised" instead of the charred remains of his mother's abusive boyfriend Carl. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bones (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from The Hood
Performed by Domino And Chill
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crap on a stick
18 September 2005 | by evilution73See all my reviews

I guess since I am a white male from the South my views will not be posted. I love horror films, and always have. This movie makes every white guy in existence a bigot/racist, but would that not be the view of this director. I say it is. All indications aside the movie is not well written or acted except for Clarence Williams III. A superb actor in my reckoning. I make no support for the Klan or for racism, but this flick speaks of it in leaps and bounds from the other side of the fence. If this is a cry for help my only guess is that they needed some good actors and a lot better budget. Again I don't expect my opinion to be posted nor allowed to make further postings even though it is my right, and the only film i have ever felt this way about.

Proud from the South


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