Anyone who grew up in a Blockbuster Video throughout the ’90s surely saw Rusty Cundieff’s horror anthology, Tales from the Hood. There was creepy Clarence Williams III haunting an ol’ funeral parlor; Major League hunk Corbin Bernsen getting eaten by dolls for being a racist; and, yes, Tom Wright essentially revisiting his Creepshow 2 role as an unstoppable, all-seeing zombie. In short, it was pulpy, terrifying stuff.
Now, nearly 23 years after the original was released, it’s finally getting a sequel. As Birth.Movies.Death points out, Cundieff’s been rather forthcoming about the project on his Twitter account. In addition to teasing fans with one of those aforementioned dolls, he’s gone ahead and confirmed that veteran actor Keith David (The Thing) has a major role and original composer Christopher Young is back.
Check ’em out:
Reportedly, David will be filling in for Williams III’s devilish mortician (excellent) and principal photography has already wrapped (bonus), meaning we could see this sequel out in theaters in time for Halloween. Seeing how this country’s currently being torn apart by all sorts of racial tension, there really is no better time than now for another Tales from the Hood, and we’ll be there opening night.
In the meantime, revisit the trailer below: