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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

A child tells a woman who wants to eat him three dark stories in order to buy time.
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
1990
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Anthology
Tale Amount: 
3
Animals: 
Cat
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Lycanthropy: 
Werecreature
Statues: 
Gargoyle

Lot 249

Three graduate students open a crate containing a mummy.

Cat from Hell

A hit man is hired by an old man to kill a cat.

Lover's Vow

In exchange for his life, a man promises never to tell he met a monster.

6
Meet your dark side!
8
6
7.04
7.04
4
4
3

Lot 249

Cat from Hell

Lover's Vow

Performances
Dialogue
Plot
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is based on the anthology television series Tales from the Darkside. It is a collection of three supernatural horror stories all equally entertaining and all equally frightening. Being directed by George A. Romero, this could’ve easily been intended as Creepshow 3, which, at some point, has been rumored but never confirmed.
Segment one tells the story of three graduates who meddle with an old enchanted sarcophagus on campus and awaken an evil mummy. Segment two is about an old man who hires a hit man to take care of a black cat that has been terrorizing him for years. The last segment is about a man who meets a gargoyle-like monster that forces him to swear he’ll never tell anyone about his encounter.
The wraparound segment is shocking but oh so amusing. It is about a paperboy who was kidnapped by a cannibal woman, as we learn, and tells her stories from a book; the three segments, in order to delay supper time. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is one of the best horror anthology films out there. It has significant production value and it is written and directed with great talent.
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