Tales from the Hood
Tales from the Hood ★★ 1995 (R)
Horror anthology with that urban twist. Three young thugs search for lost drugs inside a funeral parlor run by creepy Mr. Simms (Williams III) and instead walk into a world of four chilling and funny stories of fright dealing with racism and black on black crime. Tales aren't very original and are often too preachy for true enjoyment, but its nice to see someone attempt to breath life into an old and familiar genre. Williams III, with his pop-eyed stares and Don King coif, is fitting as the eerie storyteller. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Lamont Bentley, De'Aundre Bonds, Tom Wright, Michael Massee, Duane Whitaker, Brandon Hammond, Paula Jai Parker, Roger Guenveur Smith, Art Evans, Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, David Alan Grier, Wings Hauser, Rosalind Cash, Rusty Cundieff, Joe Torry, Anthony Griffith, Darin Scott; D: Rusty Cundieff; W: Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott; C: Anthony B. Richmond; M: Christopher Young.