Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990)
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This is really three shorter movies, bound together by a fourth tale in which the other three stories are read. 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.
Brace yourself for some KILLER stories.
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Title: Tales From The Darkside: The Movie
Release Date: May 04, 1990
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Buried.com Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: R
Deborah Harry ...Betty (wraparound story)
David Forrester ...Priest (wraparound story)
Matthew Lawrence ...Timmy (wraparound story)
Christian Slater ...Andy (segment Lot 249)
Robert Sedgwick ...Lee (segment Lot 249)
Steve Buscemi ...Bellingham (segment Lot 249)
Donald Van Horn ...Moving Man (segment Lot 249)
Michael Deak ...Mummy (segment Lot 249)
Julianne Moore ...Susan (segment Lot 249)
George Guidall ...Museum Director (segment Lot 249)
Kathleen Chalfant ...Dean (segment Lot 249)
Ralph Marrero ...Cabbie (segment Lot 249)
David Johansen ...Halston (segment Cat From Hell)
Paul Greeno ...Cabbie (segment Cat From Hell)
William Hickey ...Drogan (segment Cat From Hell)
Alice Drummond ...Carolyn (segment Cat From Hell)
Dolores Sutton ...Amanda (segment Cat From Hell)
Mark Margolis ...Gage (segment Cat From Hell)
James Remar ...Preston (segment Lover's Vow)
Ashton Wise ...Jer (segment Lover's Vow)
Philip Lenkowsky ...Maddox (segment Lover's Vow)
Robert Klein ...Wyatt (segment Lover's Vow)
Rae Dawn Chong ...Carola (segment Lover's Vow)
Joe Dabenigno ...Cop #1 (segment Lover's Vow)
Larry Silvestri ...Cop #2 (segment Lover's Vow)
Donna Davidge ...Gallery Patron (segment Lover's Vow)
Nicole Leach ...Margaret (segment Lover's Vow)
Daniel Harrison ...John (segment Lover's Vow)
David R. Kappes
Richard P. Rubinstein
Arthur Conan Doyle
George A. Romero
"TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE (Original Theme)"
"KROMER, ''FLUTE QUARTET ALLEGRO''"
"THE WAY OF ALL FLESH"
More Movie Taglines:
- Brace yourself for some KILLER stories.
- From the depths of four twisted minds.
- Four Ghoulish Fables in One Modern Nightmare
- Wyatt: Judith says she hasn't moved anything of yours in months. She says if it isn't out by tomorrow it gets junked. Preston: Wyatt, you've got to convince her that... Wyatt: I can't convince her of anything. Preston: Wyatt, come on. You're my agent! Wyatt: Well... not exactly. Preston, your artistic vision just isn't a marketable commodity. Preston: Wyatt, I'm broke. I can't live on nothing. Wyatt: And I can't live on ten-percent of nothing. Preston: [pause] You're a monster. Wyatt: I'm an agent. For an agent, being a monster's just credentials.
Halston: [preparing to asassinate a cat] The rest of your nine lives are going in one lump-sum.
Carola: [as she begins to change back into a monster] You broke your promise, you IDIOT! I loved you!
- Three cast members of this movie also appeared on the "Tales from the Darkside" (1984) television series: 'Deborah Harry', Christian Slater and 'William Hickey'.
During a scene in "Lot 249", Dawn of the Dead (1978) can be heard playing from the TV. Its writer/director, 'George A. Romero', wrote the screenplay for the segment "Cat From Hell".
In the episode "Cat from Hell", a TV is showing a scene from Martin (1977), also written and directed by George A. Romero.
The second story, titled "The Cat From Hell" (written by Stephen King and adapted for the screen by George A. Romero) was originally intended for Creepshow 2 (1987). The story was later dropped due to budgetary reasons.
"Tales from the Darkside: The Movie" is considered by many fans and Tom Savini himself to be the 'official' "Creepshow 3". Following the success of Stephen King and George A. Romero's Creepshow, Laurel Entertainment (Creepshow & Creepshow 2's production company) toyed with the idea of a Creepshow television series. After several negotiations and changes (due to rights holders etc.), the decision was made to change the title for the series to "Tales from the Darkside" (to be helmed by none other than Creepshow director and Creepshow 2 screenwriter, George A. Romero). After the series' great success, just roughly three short years after Creepshow 2 hit theatres, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie came to fruition in 1990 as the successor to the original two Creepshow installments, sharing many of the same crew as the Creepshow installments.
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