Back in the 1950s and '60s, horror film studios began to capitalize on the trend of anthologies, as they mirrored not only the short-form storytelling of horror comics but also the TV series The Twilight Zone. The format earned a renaissance in the '80s, while the end of the decade saw the debut of Tales from the Crypt, a more R-rated TV series which made The Cryptkeeper a pop culture icon. In 1995, fans were given Tales from the Hood, a project which was clearly inspired by the Cryptkeeper's tales, yet told from a more socially conscious perspective. While the film earned its first sequel last year, a new report claims another sequel is on the way.
Production Weekly, per Bloody Disgusting, notes that a third film aims to shoot this fall, likely for a release next year. Were it to follow the release strategy of last year's sequel, the film will likely play the festival circuit before landing on home video.
Last year's sequel to the groundbreaking original film Tales from the Hood reunited Executive Producer Spike Lee and writers/directors/producers Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott for an all-new gripping, horrifying, and oftentimes devilishly comical anthology. This next installment kept viewers on the edge of their seats, as they coursed through several stories that explore socially relevant topics from the past and present. Keith David took on the role of the mortician from Williams, though no details about the new film's cast have been released.
One of the joys of anthology films is they allow filmmakers to explore a number of different classic horror tropes, all while finding a unifying theme that all likely relate to the viewer.
Stay tuned for details on the upcoming film.
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