tales of urban horror are about to unfold homies, so sit back,
blaze one and let the hound of hell himself, Snoop Doggy Dog lead
you through the dark and into the light in Snoop Doggs
Hood of Horror.
Creepshow, Tales from the Darkside, and Twilight
Zone: The Movie, Hood of Horror takes a few short segments
and wraps them together into one movie. But the questions is does
the Dogg have any bite in his second horror outing or is it mostly
bark? Well, read on to find out.
of Horror starts with a pretty nifty animation style opening
and then after a brief opening by our host, the Dogg, we head
into our first short entitled Crossed Out.
this chapter a young lady tries to clean up her side of the hood,
by cleaning off the work of local gang taggers in her alleyways,
but she soon finds out she is doing more than wiping off their
work, shes wiping them out as well. But will her new found
ability save her and her community or end up damning everyone
in the end? For an opening segment Crossed Out is
pretty solid. It has a good story, some damn fine blood, and one
hell of a kill cause by a beer bottle that was very original.
Plus it also has cameos by Billy Dee Williams and Danny Trejo!
a brief rap up (Get it?) by our host we head into segment number
two entitled Scum Lord, which is probably my favorite
of the series. In Scum Lord a group of veterans who
have been living a home, donated to them by a well-to-do former
brother in arms. Are getting the boot when their former war buddy
dies and his hotshot son steps in to collect his inheritance.
Before you know it, the son and his socialite girlfriend have
moved in with the veterans and are doing their best to drive out
the former soldiers and after taking all they can, the old soldiers
are going to go back to war. This chapter had a lot of heart and
its sad to say its probably a situation that has or
is happening from time to time. Its clear-cut and simple, you
root for the good guys and are happy when the bad guys get their
due, even if it is by caviar. Also Ernie Hudson gives a great
performance in this one.
last entry in the series is entitled Rhapsody Askew
and this short deals with a rapper known as Sods meteoric
rise to fame and his eventual fall back to a harsh reality. Mad
TVs Aries Spears, wrestler Diamond Dallas Page,
Jason Alexander and great character actress Lynn Shaye lend a
hand in providing another fairly entertaining tale with Rhapsody
Askew but this one plays more like a VH1: Behind the
Music episode only with a little touch of the undead added
to it, but its still fun.
and all I was fairly impressed with Hood of Horror and I think
it deserves a look by some of you as well. If youre a fan
of the anthology style horror films, then get this one today,
but if youre looking for something a little different and
a little familiar as well, then give it a rent tonight.