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 and Darin Scott‘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.
Bloody Disgusting not only has the world debut of the film’s official trailer, but we’ve learned that Tales from the Hood 2 will be arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on October 2, 2018, from Universal 1440 Entertainment!
Tales from the Hood 2 introduces the audience to four new dreadful short tales, that follow the original film’s cult classic roots. Sparked with both humor and terror, this brand new movie is said to be filled with even more gritty social commentary and cultural subtext that will provoke and haunt viewers, while putting them on the edge of their seats.
Keith David (They Live, The Thing) now stars as Mr. Simms, to tell bloodcurdling stories about lust, greed, pride and politics through tales with demonic dolls, possessed psychics, vengeful vixens and historical ghosts. Mr. Simms’s haunting stories will make you laugh…while you scream.
The sequel to the groundbreaking original film Tales from the Hood reunites executive producer and Honorary Academy Award winner Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Malcom X) and writers/directors/producers Rusty Cundieff (The Chapelle Show, The Wanda Sykes Show) and Darin Scott (Menace II Society, Caught Up) for an all-new gripping, horrifying and oftentimes devilishly comical anthology.
Tales from the Hood 2 will make its world premiere at the 22nd edition of the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec on Friday, July 13th.