TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995 U.S.) D/W: RUSTY CUNDIEFF P: DARIN SCOTT
Three young black gang types go to a mortuary to pick up some drugs. Cigar smoking mortician/crypt-keeper Clarence Williams III shows them four corpses and tells them four stories. Most of them are familiar anthology tales given a racial twist, but they`re all entertaining and well told, making this a superior horror anthology, black or otherwise. Wings Hauser leads a handful of white cops that beat up a black political activist rallying against police corruption (Tom Wright). A rookie cop must make amends when he fails to stop them from killing him. David Allen Grier is an abusive "monster" stepfather in the second domestic drama with a fantastic twist (Cundieff also acts in this one). The third has a racist New Orleans political candidate terrorised in his former slave colony mansion by little dolls. In the final story that leads to a fun wraparound segment, Lamont Bently is a violent, killer gangbanger who takes part in "behaviour modification" (photos of real KKK lynchings are used). Screaming Mad George, KNB and the Chiodo Bros. provide FX. With Joe Torry, Paula Jai Parker and Corbin Bernsen. Spike Lee was an Executive Producer. Cundieff (and Scott, who also appears on-screen) also made FEAR OF A BLACK HAT.

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