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Tales from the Hood | 1995 | R | - 2.9.9

In the tradition of "Tales From the Crypt," "Tales From the Hood" tells four tales of terror.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A couple of scantily clad nurses. A naked woman is seen through plastic so that nudity is barely evident. A man is shown in very brief briefs.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A man is beaten up by cops: he's hit, kicked and his head is pushed through a car window. A man is pushed off a pier in his car. A man urinates on a grave. A corpse comes out of the grave holding a man's beating heart. A man is attacked by the corpse and we see his headless body. A man is crucified to a wall with hypodermics and a hypodermic flies into his mouth. A boy is taunted and beaten up by his classmates, another boy falls down stairs. In an extended scene a man beats up a woman. A man becomes a twisted heap on the floor, and he's shown burning. In an extended scene a man is attacked by malevolent dolls which bite him to death. A man is forced to watch a montage of lynchings and murders. Murder victims are shown with bloody wounds and mutilated bodies and faces (one victim is missing half his head and brain matter is evident). A man turns into a hideous, huge demon and we see Hell, complete with flames and writhing patrons.


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LANGUAGE 9 - 50+ F-words, 50+ scatological terms, many milder obscenities, and many racial epithets.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Racism and police brutality, murder, domestic violence (spouse and child abuse), drugs, gang warfare, lynchings, prison and rehabilitation, the Ku Klux Klan, Hell.

MESSAGE - Racism is still prevalent today; young African-Americans are killing each other.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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