31 Days of Horror: A Compilation of My Favorite Horror Films. Day 6: Tales from the Hood

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Day 6: Tales from the Hood (1995)

Why I love it:

  • It’s 4 separate horror stories in one film told by this deranged funeral director who lures 3 drug dealers to his funeral home by telling them he has “the shit” (aka drugs).
  • Spike Lee was the Executive Producer.
  • It deals with themes such as the aftermath of slavery, police brutality, child abuse, and black on black crime.
  • There are some funny parts in the film which are a welcome break from the dark subject matter.
  • Comedian David Alan Grier plays a memorable and often hilarious role as the stepfather in the “Boys Do Get Bruised” story. Even when Grier is trying to be serious, it’s hard not find him funny.
  • It contains some moralistic and ethical subject matter that can prompt social discourse.
  • It’s one of the few well-done black horror films.
  • Rosalind Cash (The Omega Man, Sister, Sister, Cornbread, Earl and Me)played the re-educator, Dr. Cushing in the 4th and final story. She left this Earth on October 31, 1995 the same year the film was released.

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