Another anthology horror film, much like Creepshow, and almost as good. This one, like the much weaker Creepshow 2, features three stories, plus a wraparound. The first story is about a mummy that comes to life and carries out revenge/justice. Lot 249 is fun, and well cast and acted, but much darker than Creepshow. Not much humor in these tales. The wraparound has some dark humor though. The second tale is the weakest. It's about an old man (the always memorable William Hickey) who is cursed by a black cat who has killed 3 people in his mansion already. The cat is seeking revenge for all the cats experimented on by his drug company. The mood is good, and the camera shots and cinematography is excellent. It is well made. It's just not very scary. The third tale is the best. It's about a gargoyle statute atop a building in NYC that comes alive and makes a deal with the main character. If he promises never to tell anyone he saw the gargoyle or heard it speak, he would be sparred. He meets a pretty woman the same night by coincidence, and they fall in love. His career takes off, and they start a family. However, he is haunted by the night of the gargoyle, and, well, does he keep his promise? Scary, dark and well made with good music. This movie is just about as good as Creepshow, it just lacks one more good story, or if the second had been better, to be great.