This is for the 2015 (1st) edition of the list. For the 2016 (2nd) edition, go here.
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.
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…
One star each for Dick Smith, KNB and everyone else.
I felt old when nobody else in the theater giggled at Buster Poindexter repeatedly saying "hot."
A film I've got a soft spot for, and the commentary track with John Harrison and George Romero is a good example of the lively sort of discourse you get when filmmakers are old friends. They spend as much time talking about horror as a genre and their philosophies around making movies and storytelling as they do about what's on screen, but there are some interesting reminisces (Harrison in particular touts how happy he is with the DVD transfer), particularly when it comes to an incredibly-young-looking Julianne Moore and a barely pubescent Steve Buscemi in the mummy segment, and a breakdown of the challenges in the middle sequence, which is mostly David Johansen chasing a cat.
Another thing--the FX company…
Vier altbackene Trash-Gruselgeschichten die Heute einfach keinerlei Wirkung mehr besitzen. Schade.
As the unofficial "Creepshow 3," this one is much closer to the original than its dull, cheaply made sequel. The cast is stacked and it's more consistent than anthologies often tend to be. And extra points for casting Debbie Harry as a witch in the wraparound segment.
The mid- and late 80's were a golden age for anthology horror TV I guess, but scarcely any of it was being broadcast in Calgary so no matter how much I wanted to see any of it, it wasn't happening. I caught about five minutes of an episode of Monsters in Winnipeg and was infuriated when I got home to find that, nope, not this either. All we got was Friday The 13th: The Series.
So by the time this came out in theatres, I'd still never even heard of this show, taking the ": The Movie" in the title with the same "sure, whatever" with which I processed Hot Dog: The Movie. I don't think I found out it…
It's very clear that this was intended to be a third Creepshow film, it has the same goofy charm amidst the horror and gore. Really liked this one, the arching story that brings the three shorts together is a modern day (for the time) version of Hansel and Gretel, sans Gretel. The Hansel character, or Timmy as he's known, tells the witch (Debbie Harry/Blondie) scary stories from a book of old tales to keep her distracted from eating him.
Two of the three stories were great, one of them, which surprisingly was written by both George A. Romero and Stephen King, was shite. I think it's based off one of his own short stories anyway but it didn't translate well…
Not quite up there with the first two Creepshow films in my opinion, but it's also as close as the series will get to having a proper second sequel (the actual Creepshow 3 is a worthless pile of dogshit). This is still worth the watch to see a plethora of big names (Julianne Moore, Christian Slater, James Remar, Steve Buscemi, etc.) and some genuinely brilliant gore effects; it's just a shame that none of the stories really stand out as being brilliant.
Historias medianamente interesantes, pero tampoco nada que te vaya a sorprender mucho o dar miedo, por así decirlo. Eso sí, un gran uso de efectos prácticos.
This film is not to bad - it's pretty good entertainment for fans of horror. It will liven up any 'dead' evening with a few laughs and thrills.
"Lot 249" is a fun Mummy story - pretty creepy but quite fun to watch. "Cat from Hell" is really good. I love cats and have three of my own but I don't think I want a cat like this one. "Lover's Vow" - Gargoyles. I love Gargoyles - and you don't see them as living horror creatures in films very often so this story gives the film a bonus point for me.
If you like short story horror films (anthologies) like "Tales from the Darkside: The Movie" then you might enjoy similar type of film anthologies such as "Creepshow", "Twilight Zone: The Movie", "Cat's Eye" or even "Gallery of Horror".
Another tragically uneven horror anthology. There are only three stories, and they vary in quality, leaving much to be desired overall - which is a total shame.
There's nothing unique about the film. It doesn't really bring anything new or memorable to the table. The effects are decent for the most part, and the visuals are pretty nice. Everything looks wonderful, and the score is great. The ensemble cast is basically the best part of this whole endeavor.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…