In the wake of the success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, studios have been racing to make their own “socially aware” genre films. While most will miss the point completely, there’s one in the works that’s perfectly primed for a revival.
Rusty Cundieff‘s 1995 Tales From the Hood was hugely ahead of its time, putting an urban spin on “Tales From the Crypt” and sharing several stories in what is easily one of the best anthology films ever made. Now, 20 years later, it’s getting a much-needed sequel. Two months ago, Cundieff tweeted out a photo from his location scouting session for the yet-to-be-announced Tales From the Hood sequel, which was subsequently deleted. Now, he’s teasing the sequel yet again, while also revealing that casting is nearly complete!
Good Golly. pic.twitter.com/deGdw0m6QA
— Rusty Cundieff (@RustyCundieff) March 9, 2018
No. About done.
— Rusty Cundieff (@RustyCundieff) March 11, 2018
Cundieff teased the possible return of the doll from the “KKK Comeuppance” segment of the 1995 film in which a plantation is haunted by dolls animated by the souls of previously tortured slaves.
In the first film co-written by Darin Scott, a funeral director (Clarence Williams III) tells four strange tales of horror to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business. It was as much of a socially relevant movie then as it is now. Things are so tense and so horrible in 2018 that the filmmakers should have a lot to say, making this potentially one of the most important films of the year.