The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Tales From The Hood

The Frida Cinema celebrates the life and career of Clarence Williams III with a special screening of director Rusty Cundieff’s’ 1995 horror anthology classic Tales from the Hood, featuring an iconic performance by the late, great actor.

Williams plays eccentric mortician Mr. Simms, whose funeral home is visited late one night by three young drug dealers hoping to purchase some drugs from him. As Mr. Simms leads the unsuspecting trio to the stash, he regales them with increasingly strange — and cleverly satirical — stories of his newly departed patrons….

A unique experiment in anthology-style horror, Tales from The Hood combines supernatural elements with striking commentary on inner-city social and economic issues.

“One of the smartest genre offerings of the era and, quite possibly, the best anthology of its decade.” – Dustin Putman,
“If Get Out is about the way racism now hides behind America’s grinning, faux-liberal facade, Tales is about how poverty and ignorance are causing young black men and women to rage war against themselves.” – Chris Alexander, Alexander On Film
“A landmark genre picture.” – Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat