Tales from the Darkside: The Movie at the Guild Cinema
Friday & Saturday, June 29-30, 10:30 pm only
Directed by John Harrison – 1990 – 93m. $6.00 Students with ids / $8.00 General – Cash only. An Alibi Midnight Movie Madness presentation.
From Stephen King, Michael McDowell (Creator of Beetlejuice), George A. Romero (Night Of The Living Dead) and Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) comes this all-star horror anthology packed with fun and fright. “The Wraparound Story” concerns a little boy who spins all the tales… to distract a modern-day witch who wants to pop him in the oven!
Lot 249 – In the first segment, Michael McDowell adapts Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story, “Lot No. 249″. A graduate student, Bellingham (played by Steve Buscemi), reanimates a mummy and uses it to take revenge on a pair of crooked college students, Susan (played by Julianne Moore), and Lee (played by Robert Sedgwick) who conspired to cheat Bellingham out of a scholarship.
Cat from Hell – In the second tale, George A. Romero adapts a Stephen King short story (of the same name). It is the story of Drogan, a wealthy elderly man (played by William Hickey), who uses a wheelchair, and hires a hitman, Halston (played by David Johansen), for one of the strangest jobs of his career: kill a black cat, which Drogan believes is murderously evil.
Lover’s Vow – The third and final segment is written by Michael McDowell and based on yuki-onna, a spirit or yÅkai in Japanese folklore or more specifically Lafcadio Hearn’s version in Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In the story, a despondent artist named Preston (played by James Remar) witnesses a gruesome murder by a gargoyle-like monster.