Feel free to add on! Cats love to fuck shit up and that's why i love them.
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
From the depths of four twisted minds.
The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.
Watching Tales From The Darkside: The Movie made me wish that more directors would exploit Steve Buscemi's Nerd Rage in Lovecraftian Summoning/Supernatural Revenge movies because the first segment here, Lot 249 wherein he plays opposite Christian Slater and Julianne Moore and a scroll-activated mummy is by far the best of the three segments and one I wouldn't have minded spending more time with, even as a full-length feature. It had the coziness, the gross-out KNB fx, the hi-gloss sheen and properly transposed Victorianaic Horror for a perfect Halloween movie experience. The other two are not bad either. David Johansen was clearly born to play a dapper, sarcastic hit man, and James Remar and Rae Dawn Chong made for a lovely…
really wanted the Robert Klein segment to be about a guy who is unable to stop his leg ... from killing
An anthology horror film inspired by the anthology horror television series, "Tales from the Darkside" is a passable slice of early '90s genre cinema. With a wrap-around story about a young boy trying not to get cooked in a woman's oven, the film focuses on three segments involving a mummy, a cat, and a gargoyle, respectively. The segments, based on short stories by Stephen King and Arthur Conan Doyle, to name two of the film's inspirations, range from slight to gruesome; but each has its horrific charms.
Cast with recognizable faces like Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, and James Remar, the performances do what they need to do. The production is appropriately solid, and the film's gory effects work well. The…
Cross your heart?
George A. Romero, along with horror icon Stephen King, first gave us Creepshow in theaters, but then ran into a few problems when he tried to create a television series out of it. Does Romero own the rights to anything he's created? A few tweaks and a name change gave us four seasons of the horror anthology Tales from the Darkside on television before it came full circle with it's own theatrical film. Most fans would agree with Tom Savini when he calls this the real Creepshow 3.
The anthology here keeps it nice and simple with only 3 shorts with one wraparound. Two of the shorts are adapted short stories from none other then Arthur…
We open to a beautiful town. Music full of beauty and whimsy. A woman driving home with groceries. Peace... Until that woman prepares a kid as a meal. This wraparound story is the basis for three other tales from the darkside. All with its different qualities.
Story #1. A bunch of college yuppies compete for a stupid scholarship. How does Steve Buscemi's Edward get ahead and get revenge? Work hard? Pfft, fuck that! You buy a mummy, summon it and get it to kill! Overall, this one was the least odd among the three for me. The mummy gets some nice kills in. It's like a slasher. The twist though I liked and it was very dark. There's some big…
More solid anthology action from the collective brains of Stephen King, George A. Romero and friends. While this lacks the vivid, comic-book colours of the Creepshow films, it's easy to see why this has been hailed as a spiritual part of that series - it dips into the same goofy-scary well for inspiration, and the framing story (which is really good for once!) revolves around a kid reading stories from a mysterious book that certainly isn't a million miles from the Creepshow comics.
While King and Romero are only responsible for one of the three stories this time, the tone is consistent across all three, most likely due to the same director overseeing the whole thing.…
A really fun anthology movie that plays out more like an episode of the tv show than a feature film. This will always be the Tales from the Crypt wannabe series.
I will admit I'm shocked at the names that are in this movie (Slater, Buscemi, Moore). I would love to ask them jokingly if they felt this was the springboard film to their career. Buscemi might actually say yes if you look at his resume.
Always a fan of William Hickey, and even a little Rae Dawn Chong and Matthew Lawrence works for me in the mix. Deborah Harry is also pretty strong. I wonder why she never went further into acting? She had the look and presence.
The best segment is first, Lot 249. This has all your big names. I might have ended the film with this just to make it a more memorable experience, instead of the silly gargoyle rubber suit.
On point practical effects. Story-wise, hell to the no to the no no no
Horror anthologys are tough. This wasn't that bad. The 80's style practical effects were great. But the stories I felt we're lack luster.
I don't know how anyone could expect me not to watch when its got megababe, Christian Slater, in it? I watch anything with him in it.
I've been so busy with life and work that I haven't had the chance to just sit down and watch a film...
Anyway, this past October I bought the entire series of Tales from the Darkside so I've been marathoning it on and off since then and I found out there was a movie so I just knew I had to check it out. If you've seen the show then you know what to expect. Good cheesy bloody fun. Very campy and sometimes quite ridiculous but there in lies the fun. I really enjoyed this overall except maybe the last segment but it has one of the coolest monster transformations I've ever seen so it was worth. Definitely worth a watch.
Do you want some spooky stories in an anthology form? Check out Creepshow? If that doesn't fulfill you, this might. I prefer Creepshow, but they both scratch that B horror anthology itch.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate that the Debbie Harry is credited here as Deborah. Markedly less punk.
My favorite moment from this was surprisingly from my least favorite segment, Cat From Hell. Watching a cat emerge from a man's corpse, pushing through his mouth and just shredding his face and jaw was hella cheesy but surprisingly graphic. Loved it.
Hooptober 2016 Film #31
Old school fun short tales. Kinda cheesy but it works with the the stories. Lots of familiar faces. It's a solid movie. You can't go wrong with this on a Saturday night with friends or playing in the background at a Halloween party for adults of course.
Tell me "The Cat From Hell" isn't a baller tale. My favorite of the tales.
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