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Tales from the Hood

A creepy mortician tells three cautionary tales in this horror with a social conscience.

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USA 1995
Dir Rusty Cundieff
With Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De’aundre Bonds
98min
35mm

When a trio of drug dealers visit a funeral home to pick up their stash, they run into a creepy mortician who tells them three cautionary tales concerning the cadavers in his establishment. A powerful reflection on the horrors of the African-American experience, Rusty Cundieff’s darkly humorous mix of scares and social commentary stands as one of the most wildly inventive and politically astute genre films of the 1990s.