''Tales From The Hood'' is a 1995 horror anthology film, directed by Rusty Cundieff. The film had four short African American-themed horror stories.

The film opens by introducing us to the four characters starring in a frame story. A trio of teenage drug dealers operating in South Central Los Angeles visit a mortuary to purchase drugs from its owner. The drugs are stored deep within the building and Ball (De'aundre Bonds), Bulldog (Samuel Monroe, Jr.) and Stack (Joe Torry) have to follow the mysterious Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III) in a virtual tour of its locations. Meanwhile, he takes the time to narrate stories related to his recent "customers." In his words, "Death - it comes in many strange packages."

The first story, "Rogue Cop Revelation," deals with police violence and corruption, as a black politician murdered by racist cops seeks revenge from beyond the grave. The second entry, "Boys Do Get Bruised," touches on domestic violence as a young boy blames his prominent and frequent injuries on a monster that terrorizes him by night. The third story, called "KKK Comeuppance," explores racism in elected government. Senator Duke Metzger's (a character named for white supremacists David Duke and Tom Metzger) new campaign is interrupted by the ghosts of the slaves who used to live and work in his new house. Finally there's "Hard-Core Convert," a story about gang violence. Jerome John aka drug dealer Crazy K is wounded in a late-night ambush and wakes up in a Kafka-esque prison, where increasingly surreal and horrifying attempts to rehabilitate him are executed. Back in the frame story, the dealers grow tired of Mr. Simm's storytelling and resort to threats to procure their product, but Simms has one last surprise for the trio.

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.
!!This film provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Carl
* AssholeVictim: Ball, Billy, Bulldog, Crazy K, Newton, Stack, and Strom were all murderers. Carl was an abusive husband and (step)father. Duke Metzger was verbally abusive even to his own staff members.
* ConspicuousCG: Anything in the last few minutes of the film.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Ball, Bulldog, and Stack]]. Possibly also Crazy K.
* DeathByRacism: Duke Metzger. Possibly Billy, Newton and Strom, though in their own case they had further motivations.
** 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.]]
--> '''Crazy K:''' I don't give a fuck!!!
** And Carl, [[spoiler: even as he's been reduced to a crumpled heap of broken bones on the kitchen floor]]:
--> "This shit ain't over yet, bitch!"
* DyingDream: Possibly the experience Crazy K underwent.
* FanDisservice: Crazy K actually has a pretty nice physique, and it's put on display when he opts for experimental aversion therapy for his crimes (he's in what amounts to a dark-colored speedo for the duration of the scene), but it's hard to appreciate it considering [[BreakTheHaughty what happens to him.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "You'll get the shit. You'll be ''knee-deep'' in the shit."
* FreudianExcuse: Mocked by Dr. Cushing, who expects Crazy K to start blaming his parents, teachers, etc. for his own crimes.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The root of Crazy K's problems - he believes that he himself is the only person he needs to take care of, no one else.
* 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.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Simms:''' THIS AAAAIINNNN'T!!!! NOOO FUNNERAALLLL HOOOMMMMME!!! IT AIIINNN'T!!!!! THE TERRADOME!!!! NEIIITHERRRR!!!! WELCOME!!!! TO HELLLLL. [[SssssnakeTalk Motherfuckerssssss....]] ]]
** Rosalind Cash as Dr. Cushing in "Hardcore Convert" starts out fairly regular but towards the end [[spoiler: especially when she starts experimenting on Crazy K she starts ChewingTheScenery!]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Walter's teacher telling Walter's [[spoiler: abusive stepfather about the monster.]]
* PerversePuppet: The haunted voodoo dolls terrorizing Duke Metzger.
* PrecisionFStrike: Four words [[spoiler:"Welcome to hell, motherfuckers!"]]
* PoliceBrutality: Billy, Newton, and Strom.
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler: Crazy K rather than admitting to the guilt of his crimes, remained defiant, and ended his death.]]
* '''{{Satan}}''': [[spoiler:Mister Simms.]]
* ScaryBlackMan: Crazy K with any weapon in his hands.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: [[spoiler: Bulldog, on seeing what Mr.Simms [[{{Satan}} really is]].]]
* SpookyPainting: Miss Cobbs.
* SympatheticMagic: Walter draws pictures of his enemies and then damages. The individuals suffer similar damages.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjDKat5nuZ0 The trailer]] reveals quite a few plot points, most noteworthy being the twist ending.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Crazy K's white supremacist inmate stated that black people like Crazy K will be spared and enjoyed the fact that his victims are African Americans.
* VillainProtagonist: Duke Metzger and Crazy K. Possibly Ball, Bulldog, and Stack if thought as protagonists of the frame story.
* WelcomeToHell: [[spoiler: Quite literally, it turns out..]]
* WhamLine: In a movie full of them, Mr. Simms drops the biggest one of all.
-->'''Simms:''' After you killed Crazy K, a few of his boys... [[spoiler: killed you. ''I guess you didn't make it.'']]
* WhatTheHellHero: Clarence, the only non-corrupt cop on the force was called out by Moorehouse's zombie.
* 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]]''.