Tales From the Darkside: The Movie Poster

Release Date: May 1st, 1990

DVD Release Date: September 25th, 2001

R|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
The first of three dark tales involves resentful student Bellingham (Steve Buscemi) looking to an Egyptian mummy for help in settling some scores. Then, hit man Halston (David Johansen) is contracted to kill a cat that has terrorized and even killed members of an extremely wealthy family. Lastly, struggling artist Preston (James Remar) witnesses a demon commit a bizarre murder on a city street, but agrees to keep it a secret when the devilish being promises wealth in return for his silence.

Cast: Deborah Harry, Christian Slater, David Johansen, William Hickey, James Remar, Rae Dawn Chong, Robert Klein, Steve Buscemi

Director: John Harrison

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Laurel Productions, Darkside Movie

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Revenge, 1990s, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Harrison is more interested in teasing than frightening an audience to death, but he still manages to deliver several strong jolts. So does the cast of first-rate actors, who obviously had a marvelous time turning themselves into goons, cannibals, gargoyles and ghouls. [04 May 1990, p.28]

  • This omnibus of four tales is cheerful, campy, garish, ghoulish and gross. That means it's a success on its own unambitious B-movie terms. [05 May 1990]

  • Each mini-movie has the same tally of moments of greatness, grossness, and dullness, giving Tales from the Darkside: The Movie an even-handed feel. show more

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