Tales from the Darkside/Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is a feature film based on Tales from the Darkside.
and Robert Klein
Cast of Characters:
"Lot 249": Christian Slater (Andy), Robert Sedgwick (Lee), Steve Buscemi (Bellingham), Donald Van Horn (Moving Man), Michael Deak (Mummy), Julianne Moore (Susan), George Guidall (Museum Director), Kathleen Chalfant (Dean), Ralph Marrero (Cabbie)
"Lover's Vow": James Remar (Preston), Ashton Wise (Jer), Philip Lenkowsky (Maddox), Robert Klein (Wyatt), Rae Dawn Chong (Carola), Joe Dabenigno (Cop #1), Larry Silvestri (Cop #2), Donna Davidge (Gallery Patron), Nicole Leach (Margaret), Daniel Harrison (John)
A young boy is being prepared for a meal and to stall he tells three stories from his captor's favourite book: Tales from the Darkside
- A graduate student cheated out of a scholarship gets revenge by unleashing a cursed mummy.
- A hitman is hired to kill a cat.
- A starving artist witnesses a friend killed by a gargoyle and is spared on the condition he never speaks of it, not even to the woman he soon falls in love with.
- Three of the stars also appeared in episodes of the series: Christian Slater ("A Case of the Stubborns"), William Hickey ("The Circus"), and Deborah Harry ("The Moth").
- The film's opening and closing musical notes are the theme to the series.
- Tom Savini has stated that he considers the film to be the real Creepshow 3. This is appropriate since Tales from the Darkside was made as a television version of the Creepshow films. It's of note that there is an actual Creepshow 3, but no one from Tales from the Darkside or the previous Creepshow films had any involvement with it and is widely panned.
Behind the Scenes
- "Cat from Hell" was originally to appear in Creepshow 2, but was scrapped for budgetary reasons.
- Laurel Productions planned a sequel. A screenplay was written by Michael McDowell and George Romero, along with Gahan Wilson. Segments that were planned for inclusion were an adaptation of Robert Bloch's "Almost Human", as well as adaptations of Stephen King's short stories "Pinfall" (which was originally planned for Creepshow 2) and "Rainy Season". However, for whatever reasons, it never went into production.
Allusions and References
- In "Cat from Hell", Halston watches Martin, a film made by George A. Romero who wrote the screenplay for the story.
- In "Lot 249" Lee falls asleep with another of Romero's films, Dawn of the Dead, playing on the television. Perhaps not coincidentally, it's during a scene where a zombie played by an uncredited John Harrison attacks one of the characters.