Back in January, we shared the news that after 22 years Rusty Cundieff‘s Tales from the Hood was finally getting a sequel.
Directed by Darin Scott, who co-wrote the original, Tales from the Hood 2 stars Keith David (They Live, “Greenleaf”) as Mr. Simms, the role played by Clarence Williams III in the 1995 anthology. Today, we can share the first look at David as Mr. Simms via Cundieff’s Twitter account.
— Rusty Cundieff (@RustyCundieff) May 23, 2018
While a lot of the details of the sequel have not been released, we do know that it is filming in New Orleans and that during location scouting Cundieff was eyeing the home of Anne Rice as a possible location. We can also report that Cundieff has announced that Christopher Young (Tales from the Hood, Hellraiser) will be returning to score the film.
At studio of master film composer Christopher Young who did the score for Tales From The Hood 1 And has lended his awesome talents to the opening score for #TFTH2!!!! He collects Jack’o lanterns among other cool things. pic.twitter.com/KmKX2k2G89
— Rusty Cundieff (@RustyCundieff) May 24, 2018
In the first Tales from the Hood, “A creepy mortician, Mr. Simms, who attempts to scare teenage drug dealer Stack (Joe Torry) and his friends straight by telling them four horrifying stories. One is about a guilt-riddled cop (Anthony Griffith) who goes crazy after ignoring his corrupt partner (Michael Massee). He also tells of a meek schoolboy (Brandon Hammond) with terrifying supernatural powers. Although the young thugs want to take their drugs and escape Mr. Simms, he still has two more tales to tell.”