“Tales from the Hood” is an anthology film taking place around one inner city funeral home. The mortician is holding a bag of drags for some young thugs, but he wants to tell them four stories first. If you like social commentary mixed together with your horror, then you are in for a treat. Police brutality, spousal abuse and corporate abuse of minorities all get tackled in a short amount of time. Hell, this movie made David Alan Grier into a bit of a monster. You’ve just got to love that.

What carries the film is Clarence Williams III’s performance as the Mortician. While not the Cryptkeeper, he has the ability to hang the framing device in a way that makes the finale pay off. The film plays rather short, which helps sell the message. I just wish that we got more of a lead-up to that last twist. Most of the film sucks you in to the point that you forget that the story is building somewhere. But, if that’s the only complaint I have…what a complaint to have.


  • NEW Welcome To Hell: The Making Of TALES FROM THE HOOD – Featuring Interviews With Director/Writer Rusty Cundieff, Producer/Writer Darin Scott, Actors Corbin Bernsen, Wings Hauser, Anthony Griffith, Special Effects Supervisor Kenneth Hall, And Doll Effects Supervisors Charles Chiodo And Edward Chiodo (56 minutes)
  • Audio Commentary With Director/Writer Rusty Cundieff
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
  • Still Gallery


  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track


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    Audio - 94%
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    Supplemental Material - 97%
  • 93%
    Film Score - 93%

The Plot Thus Far

A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

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