The 1995 cult classic horror anthology film Tales from the Hood is finally getting a sequel after 23 years, and the just-released trailer shows the franchise has only gotten better with age.
Once again produced by Spike Lee, directed by Rusty Cundieff, and written by Cundieff and Darin Scott (who also shares directing duties this time), the sequel stars Keith David as the spooky narrator Mr. Simms, taking over the role from Clarence Williams III. Like its predecessor, the film will feature four vignettes that deal with some of the societal horrors faced by the African American community. The timing for the sequel couldn’t be better, with the similarly themed Get Out premiering last year and becoming one of the most successful and critically-acclaimed horror films ever made, so clearly the audience is there for another woke and satirical horror film.
The trailer is brief, but it does have some creepy imagery that pairs splendidly with David’s unmistakable voice. There’s also the reveal that the four vignettes will deal with four of the seven deadly sins: lust, greed, pride, and wrath. Oh, and it also looks like the evil dolls from the original are making a return, probably because there’s nothing scarier than an evil doll.
The film is set to be released on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, and On Demand on October 2, according to Bloody Disgusting, which is great news for anyone who likes a little social commentary with their horror.