FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Tales From The Darkside - The Movie (director in person!)

Director John Harrison in person! Though it takes its name from the Eighties T.V. horror anthology show, Tales From the Darkside: The Movie is semi-officially known among fans as the true second sequel to George Romero’s Creepshow. Featuring segments penned by Romero and his Creepshow cohort Stephen King, the 1990 film — directed by regular Romero collaborator John Harrison — is a more-than-worthy successor to the zombie maestro’s previous anthology effort, and boasts a stellar cast featuring Christian Slater, Julianne Moore, Debbie Harry(!) and an unweathered, pre-Reservoir Dogs Steve Buscemi. The stories run the gamut from classy horror to freaky monster and goofy gore, but all are handled with the same lightness of tone that made both Eighties horror so great and anthology films so much fun. This one didn’t get a lot of love upon its original release, so help us make up for that by spending a little time on the darkside!
Dir. John Harrison, 1990, 35mm, 93 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Tales From The Darkside: The Movie”!