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Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990) - John Harrison

I have always been a big fan of Tales From the Darkside. I started watching it on Sci-Fi Channel when I was a kid and kept catching episodes for years. That was until I ran across this movie. Tales From the Darkside: The Movie is an anthology horror movie that presents three different tales with a wraparound story that ties it all together. Not bad. The movie has an all-star cast too. Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Steve Buscemi, Christian Slater, Julianne Moore, Robert Sedgwick, Alice Drummond, William Hickey, James Remar, and Rae Dawn Chong.
The movie suffers from a few dull points. The wrap-around story and the Lover's Vow are both incredibly boring. Matthew Lawrence does a good job as the young prisoner preparing to be baked into a pie by a witch played by Blondies own Debbie Harry. However, it loses steam during the intermission pieces in between tales. The last story Lover's Vow, just doesn't hold up well over time. It's boring and long. The effects are laughabl…