• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    John Harrison
    In Theaters:
    May 4, 1990 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 25, 2001
  • Live Home Video

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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Horror fans-particularly those who enjoy the Tales From the Darkside TV show-should be content with this two-out-of-three.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 3/5

February 22, 2014
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Suffers from being a very grim and bleak anthology film with a narrative structure that never lives up to the innovation of "Creepshow."

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 22, 2012

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Dull, derivative horror anthology.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2008

Film4

All rather unpleasant and not for the squeamish.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 14, 2008

Time Out
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Harrison never quite transcends the inherently limited format.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A disappointment, but not a complete waste of time.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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hanks to casting that is savvier than the horror norm, and to direction by John Harrison that is workmanlike and sometimes even witty, at least it's fun.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 30, 2004
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

A Creepshow ripoff that wallows in the fact.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 1, 2004
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Not nearly as cool as Creepshow, but a lot better than...Campfire Tales? Deadtime stories? Tales from the Hood? Creepshow 2? See, there just aren't enough cool horror anthologies out there.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 15, 2003
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"you'll be terrified -- that you wasted your time"

| Original Score: 1/5

July 29, 2002
Kurt Dahlke
Apollo Guide

This group of tales is perfect for your low-calorie horror midnight snack.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 70/100

April 16, 2002
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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This is just another miss along the lines of Creepshow and Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 17, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Offers the kind of variety and creative opportunities that help paper over the movie's weaker narrative aspects.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 17, 2001
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 7, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 11, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

March 31, 2003

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

May 4, 1990

Variety
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March 26, 2009
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