Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

Lot 249: Andy (Christian Slater) dismembers the mummy and burns the scroll. The next day, Bellingham (Steve Buscemi) laughs because Andy burned the wrong scroll. Andy's sister (Julianne Moore) and his best friend are revived and come back to kill him. Cat from Hell: the black cat kills the hitman. The next day, Drogan returns to his mansion and the cat emerges from the hitman's body and Drogan has a fatal heart attack. Lover's Vow: Preston breaks his promise of keeping the murder a secret and it turns out that the woman he married is the gargoyle and she transforms back into a gargoyle and also his daughter. Because he broke his promise, Preston is killed by the gargoyle. The main story: the evil lady (Deborah Harry) is about to cook Timmy and he throws some marbles on the floor. The woman slips, accidentally stabs herself, Timmy reaches for the keys to the chains, releases himself and pushes the woman into the oven.

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Revealing mistake: In "Cat from Hell" the cat crawls back out of Halston's mouth after the clock strikes twelve at Drogan's return. As it exits, the mouth and face collapses and is quite obviously made of rubber. (00:54:45)

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Betty: I never could do long division. Let's see, how many times does twelve go into seventy-five.
Timmy: Oh, six times, three left over. Why?
Betty: Well, at twelve minutes a pound, that means you have to be in the oven by no later than 1:30. Oh, but evisceration takes at least an hour.

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Trivia: The third story, " A Lovers Vow" was based on the Japanese folklore of the yuki-onna. However, writer Malcom McDowell decided that the creature should be a gargoyle instead of a spirit.

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Question: Why does the gargoyle in A Lover's Vow stick around Preston disguised as the lovely Rae Dawn Chong?


Answer: The gargoyle had been watching Preston through his window for a long while and, falling in love with him, assumed a human form so she could be with him.

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Awkward. I mean eww, should've just left him alone as it was a murderous creature who killed for no reason. She could've done the human form without killing anyone you know.


Well, love makes people (and gargoyles) do weird and stupid things.

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