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Mr. Simms Is Back! : Tales From The Hood 2 Is Coming Soon

"We got less $ less time, but that won’t stop our imaginations from going big." -- Rusty Cundieff about Tales From The Hood 2

Horror fans can look forward to a sequel to Tales From The Hood. The original director of the first film, Rusty Cundieff, began working on Tales From the Hood 2 earlier this year in January.

This is what we know about the sequel so far:

1. The sequel will be shot in New Orleans.

2. The estimated budget for the film is $3.2 million.

3. The casting for the sequel was “about done” according to Cundieff’s March 10 tweet. A noteworthy casting change is that Clarence Williams III will not be resuming his role as unearthly mortician Mr. Simms. Cundieff cast Keith David (The Thing, They Live) in the lead role instead.

Kevin David and Rusty Cundieff
Source: Rusty Cundieff’s Twitter Page

4. Chris Young, the composer for the score of the first Tales From The Hood film, will return to do the opening music score for Tales From The Hood 2. Young is best known for his work on Hellraiser.

Chris Young and Rusty Cundieff
Source: Rusty Cundieff’s Twitter Page

5. IMDB lists Darin Scott, who produced and co-wrote the first Tales From The Hood, as a writer and director for the sequel along with Cundieff.

Darin Scott and Rusty Cundieff on the set of the first Tales of the Hood movie
Photo Credit: IMDB

It has been over 20 years since the first Tales From The Hood was released. Although it was not a big box office hit during its first run in 1995, it has gained cult film status over the years and is now recognized as a well-made socially aware film. Will there be more misguided young people trapped in Mr. Simms’s funeral home this time, or will Cundieff take a totally different approach for the sequel? You won’t have to wait long to find out. According to IMDB, the movie is now in post-production, and its scheduled release date is October 2018.

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