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.

  1. John Harrison


  2. Michael McDowell


  3. George A. Romero


  4. Arthur Conan Doyle


  5. Stephen King


Top Billed Cast

  1. Debbie Harry

    Debbie Harry

    Betty (wraparound story)

  2. Matthew Lawrence

    Matthew Lawrence

    Timmy (wraparound story)

  3. Christian Slater

    Christian Slater

    Andy (segment "Lot 249")

  4. Steve Buscemi

    Steve Buscemi

    Bellingham (segment "Lot 249")

  5. Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore

    Susan (segment "Lot 249")

Full Cast & Crew

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 4, 1990


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $3,500,000.00

Revenue $16,324,573.00



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