Production info

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
USA, 1990

Christian Slater, Robert Sedgwick, Steve Buscemi
Directed by Michael McDowell, John Harrison


Based on the popular TV series, this film is a compilation of three short horror stories told in an amusing wraparound sequence. A young boy has been kidnapped by a maniacal woman and tries to prevent her from cooking him alive by telling horror stories from a book called Tales From the Darkside. The first of these stories entitled "Lot 249" tells the story of an abused college student who steals an Egyptian mummy and brings it back to life to exact revenge on his tormentors. Loosely adapted from the 1892 short story "Lot No. 249" by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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