Tales from the Darkside (1990)

Director
John Harrison

Main cast
Rae Dawn Chong; Christian Slater; Deborah Harry; Steve Buscemi; David Johansen

Genres
Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Description
The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.


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