Having just revisited New Line Cinema’s 1995 Tales From the Hood, I couldn’t believe how socially relevant it was. In fact, 20 years later the movie may be even more prevalent now than when it was released. This must-see anthology stars Clarence Williams III as 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.
Lauded for its take on complex social issues like police brutality and domestic abuse, this cult horror anthology from director Rusty Cundieff and executive producer Spike Lee makes its Blu-ray debut April 18th, 2017 as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory!
Tales from the Hood comes loaded with bonus features, including the new documentary Welcome to Hell: The Making of Tales from the Hood, which features new interviews with director/writer Rusty Cundieff, producer/writer Darin Scott, actors Corbin Bernsen Wings Hauser and Anthony Griffith, special effects supervisor Kenneth Hall, doll effects supervisors Charles Chiodo and Edward Chiodo; audio commentary with director/writer Rusty Cundieff, a making of Tales from the Hood featurette, original theatrical and TV spots, and more!
In Tales from the Hood. Stack, Ball and Bulldog arrive at a local funeral parlor to retrieve a lost drug stash held by the mortician Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III). But Mr. Simms has plans for the boys. He leads them on a tour of his establishment, introducing them to his corpses. Even the dead have tales to tell and Mr. Simms is willing to tell them all. And you better listen – because when you’re in the ‘hood, even everyday life can lead to extraordinary terror.
Tales from the Hood Bonus Features
- Welcome to Hell: The Making of Tales from the Hood – featuring interviews with director/writer Rusty Cundieff, producer/writer Darin Scott, actors Corbin Bernsen Wings Hauser and Anthony Griffith, special effects supervisor Kenneth Hall, doll effects supervisors Charles Chiodo and Edward Chiodo
- Audio Commentary with director/writer Rusty Cundieff
- Vintage “Making of” Featurette
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Original TV Spots
- Still Gallery
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