New York Times - 05/05/1990
"...Savvier than the horror norm....It's fun..."
George Romero's (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) popular television series becomes a feature film, with some help from Stephen King and Michael McDowell (screenwriter of BEETLEJUICE), in the form of three chilling tales with a connecting story. In "Lot 249" is a college student (Christian Slater) is menaced by a mummy. "Cat From Hell" finds the millionaire owner of the titular feline hiring a hitman to kill the pet. Finally, in "Lover's Vow" an artist suffers severe retribution after taking a vow of silence after witnessing the murder of a friend.
Film version of the popular television series, "Tale from the Darkside: The Movie" consists of three different episodes: "Lot 249" inspired from a story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "Cat from Hell" taken from a Stephen King story, and "Lover's Vow."
Shot in Yonkers and New York City.
Color by Technicolor.
Additional cast for "Lot 249": Robert Sedgwick (Lee); Donald Van Horn (Moving Man); Michael Deak (Mummy); George Guidall (Museum Director); and Ralph Marrero (Cabbie).
Additional cast for "Cat from Hell": "Paul Greeno (Cabbie); Delores Sutton (Amanda); and Mark Margolis (Gage).
Additional cast from "Lover's Vow": Ashton Wise (Jer); Philip Lenkowsky (Maddon); Joe DaBenigno (Cop #1); Larry Silvestri (Cop #2); Donna Davidge (Gallery Patron); Nicole Leach (Margaret); and Daniel Harrison (John).
Additional credits: Dick Smith (makeup effects consultant) and Ernest Farino (visual effects for episode "Lover's Vow").