Take a second and marvel with me regarding what we're going to be enjoying come October 2018:
- A Halloween sequel from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride
- Drew Goddard's Cabin In the Woods follow-up, Bad Times At the El Royale
- An R-rated, WW II-set Cloverfield film, Overlord
That's one hell of a genre line-up to spend your Halloween Season with, and now you can add Spike Lee, Rusty Cundieff and Darrin Scott's Tales From the Hood 2 to your spooky "Must Watch" list. The announcement came via the project's Twitter handle, which shot out this transmission yesterday:
From EP #SpikeLee & original filmmakers @rustycundieff + @dirdarinscott comes #TalesFromTheHood2. Join @ImKeithDavid (Mr. Simms) as he introduces four new short tales filled with even more humor & gritty social commentary than the first. Own it on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital OCT 2 pic.twitter.com/xjD2dWZAZo— Tales from the Hood 2 (@FromTheHoodFilm) July 10, 2018
Oh hell yes. This writer has gone on record as a massive fan of Cundieff and Scott's first film, and has been not so quietly tracking the 20+ years in the making second installment with rabid enthusiasm. The movie's set to open this year's Fantasia Film Fest, and I've already got a few people whispering to me that it's a worthy sequel to what is arguably the greatest horror anthology ever made.
On another note: beyond just October, 2018 is turning out to be a spectacular year for cinema - easily one of the best (if not the best) of my adult life. We should be wildly thankful that each month seems to contain a wealth of riches for us to consume, all while hell seemingly blazes outside. Soak this volume of weirdo art in, because it only comes along like this a few times in history .
Now, I just need to survive to Oct. 2nd, because I'm dying to see Tales From the Hood 2.