Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
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Very entertaining, spooky and unique anthology flick from the minds of Stephen King, George Romero ( Creator of Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow and Dawn of the Dead), Michael McDowell ( Creator of " Beetlejuice"), Richard P. Rubenstein and Arthur Conan Doyle ( Author of " Sherlock Holms). A great cast such as Steve Buscemi, Rae Dawn Chong from "Commando", " James Remar, Julianne Moore, Christian Slater, Debraoh Harry, William Hickey, and David Johansen. And plenty of superb make-up effects by Robert Kurtzman, the third story however is basically a remake of the "Woman in The Snow" story from the Japanese horror classic " Kwaidan" and the ending to that story will scare the pants off of you.
This is a must see for anyone who loves horror anthologies.
And while I'm not much of an anthology-movie person, a brief glimpse of "Tales of the Darkside" on TV was all it took to make me hunt down the original movie. The second story has a rather ridiculous climax, but otherwise these three stories are brilliant little horror nuggets, starring black cats, mummies and mysterious women.
The framing story is that a young boy has been kidnapped and caged by a refined suburban witch (Debbie Harry). She plans to eviscerate and roast him for a dinner party she's giving, but he manages to delay her by reading stories from a book she left in the cage.
"Lot 249": A graduate student named Bellingham (played by Steve Buscemi) has been cheated out of a valuable scholarship by a spoiled rich boy (Robert Sedgwick) and his cruel girlfriend (Julianne Moore). But when he uncovers a scroll hidden in the body of an ancient mummy, Bellingham finds a way to unleash revenge on those who have wronged him...
"Cat From Hell": An elderly pharmaceutical magnate named Drogan (William Hickey) hires a hit man (David Johansen) to destroy his greatest enemy: a black cat that he claims has killed three people. The hit man thinks it's stupid, but agrees. But as the night wears on, he finds it difficult to kill the cat -- and soon discovers that he might end dying instead.
"Lover's Vow": A struggling artist (James Remar) witnesses a grotesque gargoyle viciously murder a man, and is only allowed to live when the creature demands a promise of eternal silence about what he has seen.Read more ›
I remember Creepshow and it's sequel wich is preety much like this but with more fun, more stories and with more creepy scary stuffs. What make this movie better than Creepshow is the blood and gore.
For now on Im going to collect this kind of horror movies, because this is the way that they should be!! with short stories but SCARY, CREEPY and with HORRBLE ENDINGS!!! Very scary, dark and cool comic book style!!!
P.S: Don't worry about the dvd quality. Is excelent!! but lacks extras.
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After buying the complete TV Series on DVD for Christmas, I needed to add the movie to my ever growing collection. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Casey
I loved this movie so much!! I saw it when it first came out in 1990. I am dying to see it again, but don't really feel buying it on DVD!! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jane B
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