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Tales from the Hood

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1995
  • Rusty Cundieff
  • 101 mins
  • 18

Summary

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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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Spike Lee was the executive producer of this horror anthology that attempts to comment on an aspect of the African-American experience in each of its stories - with uneven results.The first story (a rookie cop encounters brutal and bigoted colleagues) is flat and predictable, and the third story (a racist politician struck by an old slave curse) seems like a rip-off of Trilogy of Terror's Zuni fetish doll segment. Much better are the second story (a boy and the "monster" that appears in his room at night), and the instant classic Clockwork Orange-inspired fourth story (concerning the attempted reform of a gang member). An amusing Clarence Williams III plays the ghoulish mortician linking the four stories together.

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Credits

Cast

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Mr SimmsClarence Williams III
StackJoe Torry
StromWings Hauser
ClarenceAnthony Griffith
NewtonMichael Massee
Martin MoorehouseTom Wright

Crew

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DirectorRusty Cundieff

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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