History Film / TalesFromTheHood

29th Jan '16 6:08:06 PM MURPHYCHACHO
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-->'''Clarence''': Are you satisfied now, brother? -->'''Moorehouse''': (seizes Clarence by the throat) Where were you when I NEEDED you, brother?
19th Dec '15 7:19:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Duke Metzger is a slimy white supremacist politician who moves into the slavery-era mansion that belonged to his grandfather, a slave owner who had all his slaves massacred at the end of the Civil War. The spirits of the slaves, contained in a puppet army, proceed to torment Metzger.
17th Jul '15 6:53:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* MarionetteMaster: The army of undead slave dolls tormenting a white supremacist is controlled by an old voodoo priestess whose soul is contained inside an old Civil War painting.
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* MarionetteMaster: The army of undead slave dolls tormenting a white supremacist is controlled by an old elderly voodoo priestess whose soul is contained inside an old Civil War painting.
17th Jul '15 6:31:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* MarionetteMaster: The army of undead slave dolls tormenting a white supremacist is controlled by an old voodoo priestess whose soul is contained inside an old Civil War painting.
31st May '15 2:49:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* LastDisrespects: When the corrupt cops visit their prior victim's grave, they take the opportunity to piss on the tombstone. The dead man rises from the grave on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge not long after.
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* LastDisrespects: When the corrupt cops visit their prior victim's grave, they take the opportunity to piss on the tombstone. The dead man rises from the grave to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge not long after.
31st May '15 10:51:16 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. Conspicuous CG is for computer animation standing out compared to traditional animation; it's not a catch-all for "CGI I think looks bad".
* ConspicuousCG: Anything in the last few minutes of the film.
31st May '15 10:18:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* DirtyCop: Billy, Newton, and Strom deal drugs in a black neighborhood and murder a public reformer who spoke out against him.
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* DirtyCop: Billy, Newton, and Strom deal drugs in a black neighborhood and murder a public reformer who spoke out against him.them.
31st May '15 10:15:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* CreepyChangingPainting: The wall painting of Miss Cobbs (the voodoo priestess) in Metzger's house changes when the killer dolls are released one by one, with blank shapes appearing in their place.

** An interesting inversion in that Crazy K is shown a montage of pictures showing members of TheKlan torturing or killing black men or standing over their corpses and dramatized shots of black gang members killing each other. He's essentially then asked "How are you any better than them?" * DirtyCop: Billy, Newton, and Strom. * DomesticAbuser: Carl whips Sissy with a belt. * DefiantToTheEnd: Crazy K when he was barely conscious when the [[spoiler: 3 gang members from the mortuary shoot him to death.]]
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** An interesting inversion in that Crazy K is shown a montage of pictures showing members of TheKlan torturing or killing black men or standing over their corpses and dramatized shots of black gang members killing each other. He's essentially then asked "How are you any better than them?" * DirtyCop: Billy, Newton, and Strom. Strom deal drugs in a black neighborhood and murder a public reformer who spoke out against him. * DomesticAbuser: Carl whips Sissy with a belt. belt and regularly beats her son. * DefiantToTheEnd: DefiantToTheEnd: ** Crazy K when he was barely conscious when the [[spoiler: 3 gang members from the mortuary shoot him to death.]]

** And Carl, [[spoiler: even as he's been reduced to a crumpled heap of broken bones on the kitchen floor]]:
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** And Carl, even as [[spoiler: even as he's been reduced to a crumpled heap of broken bones on the kitchen floor]]:

** And Carl, [[spoiler: even as he's been reduced to a crumpled heap of broken bones on * ExactWords: At the kitchen floor]]:start of the framing story, Mr. Simms assures the three drug dealers who pay him a visit that they'll soon be standing knee-deep in "the shit".

* LargeHam: Clarence Williams III absolutely goes to town as Mr. Simms. Justified by the fact that he's [[spoiler: Satan toying with his latest victims.]]
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* LargeHam: LargeHam: ** Clarence Williams III absolutely goes to town as Mr. Simms. Justified by the fact that he's [[spoiler: Satan toying with his latest victims.]]

* LargeHam: Clarence Williams III absolutely goes to town as Mr. Simms. Justified by LastDisrespects: When the fact that he's [[spoiler: Satan toying with his latest victims.]]corrupt cops visit their prior victim's grave, they take the opportunity to piss on the tombstone. The dead man rises from the grave on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge not long after.

* PerversePuppet: The haunted voodoo dolls terrorizing Duke Metzger.
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* NotSoDifferent: Crazy K is shown a montage of pictures showing members of TheKlan torturing or killing black men or standing over their corpses and dramatized shots of black gang members killing each other. He's then essentially asked "How are you any better than them?" * OhCrap: The racist Metzger has a nice one when he sees that all the voodoo dolls from the magical painting have gone missing. He then turns around to see hundreds of vengeful puppets staring at him. * PerversePuppet: The haunted voodoo dolls terrorizing Duke Metzger.Metzger, which contain the souls of murdered slaves.

* PoliceBrutality: Billy, Newton, and Strom.
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* PoliceBrutality: Billy, Newton, and Strom.Strom conspire to murder a black politician who was exposing their drug dealing business. Their victim subsequently rises from the grave to get revenge.

* '''{{Satan}}''': [[spoiler:Mister Simms.]]
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* '''{{Satan}}''': {{Satan}}: [[spoiler:Mister Simms.Simms is revealed to be the Devil himself in the twist ending, and was merely mentally tormenting his new victims before revealing that they've been in Hell all along.]]

* SpookyPainting: Miss Cobbs.
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* SpookyPainting: Miss Cobbs.SleazyPolitician: Duke Metzger is a smarmy racist politician and former KKK member who decided to move into an old plantation house that once belonged to one of his ancestors, a slaveholder who was responsible for massacring all his slaves at the end of the Civil War.

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* SpookyPainting: Miss Cobbs.TakenForGranite: A variation when one of the cops who murdered a black politician is crucified and made part of a piece of graffiti, still screaming in agony.

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* SpookyPainting: Miss Cobbs.YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Crazy K is a murderous drug dealer, but he's visibly disgusted when a white supremacist compliments him because Crazy K's victims happened to be black.
31st May '15 8:37:06 AM Morgenthaler
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X Meets Y isn't supposed to get crosswicks.
* XMeetsY: As the name suggests, it's pretty much ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'' Meets ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''. ** More likely, ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'' meets ''[[Film/ECComics Tales From The Crypt]]''.
27th May '15 4:49:34 AM Morgenthaler
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The film was a modest box office hit at the time of release. It earned $11,837,928 in the United States market, the 103rd most successful release of its year, almost double of what its budget was. It is not particularly well-remembered, although horror fans seem to enjoy its mix of dark humor and social themes.
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