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Tales from the Hood (1995)

Director: Rusty Cundieff

Plot Synopsis[]

A funeral director (Clarence Williams III) tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers (Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds & Samuel Monroe, Jr.) he traps in his place of business.

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  1. The name "Duke Metger" is a combination of two notorious real life white supremacists, former Neo-Nazi/Klansman David Duke and Klansman turned White Aryan Resistance founder Tom Metzger.
  2. Rosalind Cash's final movie role.
  3. The film's laserdisc release featured a commentary track by the director that was not carried over to the DVD release for some reason.
  4. Some of the dolls in the "KKK Comeuppance" segment were later re-used in Team America: World Police (2004), also done by The Chiodo Brothers.
  5. Director Rusty Cundieff's real life parents John A. Cundieff and Christina Cundieff appear in the third story of the film "KKK Comeuppance". The former playing the priest at Rhodie's funeral, and the latter played Miss Cobbs, the woman in the painting with the dolls.
  6. Joe Torry, Paula Jai Parker and Rusty Cundieff (from the second story) all played in Sprung (1997) together with Tisha Campbell.
  7. Tom Wright in another horror anthology, Creepshow 2 (1987), also plays a ghost getting revenge on his killer known as "the Hitchhiker."
  8. Clarence Williams III starred in the season four episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989), the show on which this film is based, called "Maniac at Large."
  9. The film was featured in an article on the horror film website "" featuring films released in the summer every year since 1979. The article became popular enough that it led the producer of the film, Darin Scott, to give his thanks and praise to the article and its writer.
  10. The line, "Talk about some insane in the membrane type of sh*t" is a reference to the lyric "Insane in the membrane" from Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain."
  11. Funeral director (Clarence Williams III) says he is not a drug dealer. Williams later played drug lord Samson Simpson in Half Baked (1998).
  12. De'aundre Bonds film debut.