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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
This feature-length spin-off of the popular television horror anthology is directed by John Harrison, who directed many episodes of the television series. The film consists of four grisly and gruesome horror teasers. "The Wraparound Story" stars Deborah Harry as Betty, a chef with a kitchen complete with Cuisinart and dungeon. She plans to cook a little boy, who delays his execution by telling Betty three tales of terror. The first tale is "Lot 249," based on the mummy story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The tale concerns Bellingham (Steve Buscemi), a bug-eyed graduate student… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Harrison never quite transcends the inherently limited format."
‑ , Time Out
"Horror fans-particularly those who enjoy the Tales From the Darkside TV show-should be content with this two-out-of-three."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"All rather unpleasant and not for the squeamish."
‑ , Film4
"Not nearly as cool as Creepshow, but a lot better than...Campfire Tales? Deadtime stories? Tales from the Hood? Creepshow 2? See, there just aren't enough cool horror anthologies out there."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Offers the kind of variety and creative opportunities that help paper over the movie's weaker narrative aspects."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"hanks to casting that is savvier than the horror norm, and to direction by John Harrison that is workmanlike and sometimes even witty, at least it's fun."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Suffers from being a very grim and bleak anthology film with a narrative structure that never lives up to the innovation of "Creepshow.""
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A disappointment, but not a complete waste of time."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
""you'll be terrified -- that you wasted your time""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"This is just another miss along the lines of Creepshow and Twilight Zone: The Movie."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"Dull, derivative horror anthology."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A Creepshow ripoff that wallows in the fact."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"This group of tales is perfect for your low-calorie horror midnight snack."
‑ Kurt Dahlke, Apollo Guide
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