No one could ever accuse the original Tales From the Hood of skipping a beat in its devilishly smart, satirical sendup of cultural tropes (and even its own genre) when the innovative horror-comedy hit big screens in 1995, and now it’s looking as though the time is right for history to repeat itself — in the funniest way possible.
Ahead of its direct to video release this fall, Tales From the Hood 2 looks to revive a sub-genre it had almost to itself back when its socially aware, opinionated horror spoof predecessor first appeared two decades back. The new movie looks to point the way as more and more studios get into the horror-comedy game that Jordan Peele’s Get Out helped reintroduce, to critical fanfare, last year.
Via Bloody Disgusting, Tales From the Hood 2 has just debuted a short trailer that definitely looks on track to capture the spirit of the original:
The new movie follows the anthology format of its predecessor, weaving its way through four short takes (Lust, Greed, Pride, and Wrath are Tales 2's sinful targets) that promise to put a fresh spin on today’s topical themes, but on the condition that no sacred cow isn’t ripe for a bloody, and hilarious, sacrifice.
Lest there’s any concern that a cult classic has fallen into the wrong hands, Tales From the Hood 2 is reportedly bringing back original writer and directors Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott, under executive producer Spike Lee through a deal with Universal Pictures’ Universal 1440 Entertainment Studios.
It’s all coming back just in time for Halloween season: Tales From the Hood 2 will release straight to Blu-ray and digital on October 2.