(1990)2Buzz McClainAs horror anthologies go, Tales From the Darkside: The Movie is more amusing than horrific, which isn't so bad. The gore factor is tolerably low but the suspense isn't as nail-biting as one would hope, although the chapter written by Stephen King (story) and George A. Romero (screenplay) called "Cat From Hell" has its moments -- if one can be frightened by a malevolent house cat. The episode "Lot 249," updated from an Arthur Conan Doyle story but since upstaged by other mummy films, is fun to watch simply because of the cast of rising stars: Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, and Christian Slater, just a year removed from his star turn in Heathers. The best episode is the last, "Lover's Vow," which is predictable but still fun. The wraparound story, featuring Deborah Harry as a suburban housewife with a penchant for cooking, serving, and eating little boys, borrows from Scheherezade and Hansel and Gretel and is a bit uncomfortable in its lightheartedness.