The movie Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) is a horror anthology film based on the TV series Tales from the Darkside. It consists of three supernatural stories linked together by a framing narrative.
The first segment, “Lot 249”, is based on an Arthur Conan Doyle story. It follows a university student named Bellingham who reanimates a mummy to attack classmates who had wronged him. The mummy goes on a brutal rampage before being stopped.
The second segment, “Cat from Hell”, adapts a Stephen King story. It centers on a wealthy businessman who hires a hitman to kill a cursed cat that supposedly killed his family. The hitman underestimates the cat, leading to a violent confrontation.
The final segment, “Lover’s Vow”, involves a struggling artist in New York who encounters a terrifying gargoyle. The gargoyle spares his life in exchange for him vowing never to speak of what he saw. Years later, the artist breaks his vow with horrific consequences.
The movie Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) frames the stories as an ongoing plot where a young boy is captured by a suburban witch who plans to cook him.
- Deborah Harry as Betty
- Christian Slater as Andy
- Rae Dawn Chong as Carola
- Robert Klein as Drogan
- James Remar as Preston
- Based on the TV series Tales from the Darkside.
- Stephen King and George Romero were involved in development.
- “Lot 249” was originally considered for inclusion in Creepshow 2.
- Makeup effects by Dick Smith, Steve Johnson, and others.
- Tales from the Darkside The Movie: Gargoyles, Mummies, & More. An Analysis.
- Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) – IMDb
- The Best Horror Anthology Movies Ranked – Collider