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, co-writer Darin Scott revealed that filming is complete after a shoot in New Orleans:
“I just got back from New Orleans, where I shot my latest film. Here is a picture from my seance scene. Time to turn down the lights and turn up the scares!🙂 #talesfromthehood2”
In the first film, 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.
On the Brainwaves podcast, it was also revealed that Williams III is retired from acting and has been replaced by Keith David, best known to horror fans from both John Carpenter’s The Thing and They Live! There’s still no official news, but we hope to hear more soon. Keep your eyes here to Bloody for every update.