Tales from the Hood was ahead of its time.
This film blends the bad aspects of the black experience with the horror film genre and it is still relevant. I would call it campy at times and outright terrifying at others.
I really recommend this if you are interested in black horror films or black film in general. I also recommend Candyman and I would go into more detail but it is after dark where I am and I am not taking any chances. Seriously. That movie will always make me sleep with the lights on and cover all the mirrors.
But back to Tales from the Hood. Here are the themes (in order):
- police brutality and corruption
- domestic violence against women and children
- gang violence
I will mention that some of the imagery may be hard to handle for some. It is rated R and currently available on Showtime On Demand.