Despite the lack of respect horror gets from most mainstream critics, our genre often uses its stories to comment on unfair social and economic realities that unforunately permeate our culture. One of the first instances of this is of course George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead.
Romero’s Dawn of the Dead would also include plenty of social commentary, concerning race, class, and consumerism. The 90’s proved to be a big boom period for horror films focused on racial issues, including such cult hits as The People Under the Stairs, Candyman, and 1995 anthology Tales from the Hood.
When one considers just how many waves director Jordan Peele’s racially charged horror film Get Out made in 2017, it could be argued that the stage is set for even more fright flicks that address social issues. Thankfully, Tales from the Hood director Rusty Cundieff agrees.
Over the weekend, Cundieff tweeted that he was out scouting locations in New Orleans for an upcoming Tales from the Hood sequel. This is the first time anyone has confirmed a sequel was even happening, so fans have naturally been quite taken aback by this surprise development.
While Cundieff has since deleted the tweet for some reason, Bloody Disgusting saved it for posterity, so a hat tip to them is in order. One assumes somebody else involved with the film might have cautioned Cundieff about spilling the beans too early.
I don’t know about you, but I loved the original Tales from the Hood, and can’t wait for another dose of quality urban horror. There’s no word yet on when we can expect to see the film, but iHorror will be sure to pass along any updates on the project.