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|Hood of Horror|
|Directed by||Stacy Title|
|Produced by||Jonathan McHugh |
|Written by||Jacob Hair |
Diamond Dallas Page
Billy Dee Williams
|Music by||Snoop Dogg|
|Edited by||Luis Colina|
|Distributed by||Xenon Pictures|
Hood of Horror (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror) is a horror film adaptation of a fictional comic book, which is an anthology of three short tales set in an urban milieu in a style reminiscent of Tales from the Crypt and Tales from the Hood. It was the "secret" ninth film screened in the 8 Films to Die For film festival on November 19, 2006. It opened worldwide in theaters on May 4, 2007.
The animated introduction revolves around how a gangster named Devon (voiced by Snoop Dogg) who becomes a Hound of Hell, in which he agreed to sell his soul to a demon named Liore (voiced by Hawthorne James) to bring back his dead sister (whom he accidentally killed during a gang shootout). Liore grants his request, with Devon's previously devastated mother being reunited with her daughter after Devon takes his own life as payment.
Devon is then resurrected as a Hound of Hell while given knowledge, strength, and the power to decide who goes to heaven or hell for an unspecified period of time. The animation is switched out showing Devon as a real person, as he narrates the stories.
The first story revolves around a female tagger named Posie (Daniella Alonso) who is given the power of death in the form of a tattoo on her arm by a mysterious Derelict (Danny Trejo), another Hound of Hell who captures her while she tries to escape from some gang members (Teyo Johnson, Noel Gugliemi and Jeffrey Licon) she insulted earlier for covering up her designs. Posie holds hatred for gang members since her father killed her mother (Andrea Lion) when she was a child.
After discovering how the tattoo works when she uses it on the gang members earlier, any tag she "crosses out" causes the gruesome demise of the original tagger. She later suffers the ultimate price when she loses sight of her calling as an artist and starts to abuse her power killing everyone in neighborhood that left their graffiti mark everywhere.
The Derelict tells her that she could have broken the cycle of murder and violence in her city, but instead she made it worse. He takes the power away and sics the zombies of the recently deceased gang members on her. They lodge a spray-paint can in her head and spray the wall with her blood into a beautiful mural. Derelict tells the viewers "Now that's life imitating art."
A service held by Pastor Charlie (Billy Dee Williams) is given for Posie and her beautiful flower mural, while Devon and Derelict watch on in human disguises.
A racist white couple, Tex Woods Jr. (Anson Mount) and Tiffany (Brande Roderick), are given the chance at inheritance when Tex's father Tex Woods Sr. (Chuck Hicks) dies "mysteriously" (in reality, he was rundown by his son who didn't want to get cut out of the will). But in order for them to receive the inheritance, they have to live with some black Vietnam vets (Ernie Hudson, Richard Gant, Tucker Smallwood and L. Kenneth Richardson) that served under Tex's father for a year.
Instead of learning tolerance and respect from the Vets, Tex and Tiffany harass them and force them to work, demolishing their separate rooms to a master bedroom for Tex and Tiffany, starving them, and harassing their friend Wanda who has been helping in their time of need. When Wanda threatens to call the authorities for the mistreatment and unethical ways Tex has been treating the Vets, Tex and Tiffany kill her and hide her body in a freezer. One of the vets dies finally urging them to seek revenge against Tex and Tiffany.
Tiffany dies from a stomach explosion from caviar forced fed to her from a tube. Roscoe and the others setup and Tex Woods Jr.'s dies after his fake pleas to change anger Roscoe, dropping Tex down the stairs getting him impaled on his bullhorn headpiece for his car. The remaining housemates gain the inheritance of their friend Tex Woods Sr. and celebrate to his and their friends memory and the end of Tex Woods Jr.
Soon, Devon, who is now revealed to be the new landlord, greets them and congratulates them on their new wealth. However, it's short lived when Tiffany's pet chihuahua Pootie starts barking at Devon, who shoots it in anger, then he calmly says "No pets allowed."
A new rapper named SOD (Pooch Hall) is finally starting to gain recognition and fame. During an awards show after party, he is confronted by Clara (Lin Shaye), a mysterious woman who seemingly stops time and is another Hound of Hell. She shows him videos from his up-and-coming days: from when he first met Quon (Aries Spears) (another up-coming MC) to Quon's last day when he is gunned down in a liquor store by a masked burglar. During that life, SOD promised God he would change and do better if he was given a chance.
Afterwards he meets Quon for the first time. Quon was always there acting as a big brother usually defending SOD when his ego got out of line. Quon was offered a solo career by a British Record Mogul (Jason Alexander) after SOD's behavior was out of control including having a rape charge for sex with a minor he let trick him into believing she was an adult, but Quon refused and stayed with SOD.
Clara tells SOD after breaking his promise to God and even after all he has done Quon stayed by his side through everything which is why his later punishment would only get worse for betraying Quon the night of the robbery.
When SOD denies having anything to do with his death to Clara, Quon enters the room, with Clara's eyes glowing like Devon and Derelict. Back from the dead as a zombie, Quon knows it was really SOD and SOD's manager Jersey (Diamond Dallas Page) who were behind his death. An elaborate plot is revealed of SOD wearing a bulletproof vest as well as Jersey being the gunman in order for SOD to finally be free of him and gain all the fame for himself. Quon then brutally kills Jersey and frames SOD, who is then gunned down by the police during a shootout where he dies in the elevator.
During all the stories, Devon tells the audience that each character had the potential to do good in life, but instead, chose to do evil for their own needs that resulted in their deaths. After each segment, he takes all the souls of the deceased characters to a mysterious elevator. First pulling Posie out of her mural, then dragging Tex Woods Jr. by the horn, which is embedded in his neck with his partner Half Pint dragging Tiffany afterwards.
After claiming SOD who wakes up in the elevator, Devon takes SOD, Posie, Tex Wood Jr., and Tiffany and sends all of them straight to hell, where all of them are further tormented. Devon tells the viewers that what they saw is what he does. When Half-Pint tries to quit, Devon reminds him that he can't because they must do this for all eternity, so they make amends. Each deceased character is seen as Devon sings.
Intro and wraparounds:
- Snoop Dogg as Devon
- Gabriel Pimentel as Half Pint
- Hawthorne James as Liore (voice)
- Tayshaun Prince as Footloose
- Stephanie Leon as Young Demon Girl
- Robyn Shore as Gucci Demon
- Mateo Baker as Stroking Demon
- Daniella Alonso as Posie Santana
- Danny Trejo as Derelict
- Teyo Johnson as Streako
- Noel Gugliemi as Francis "Fatcap"
- Jeffrey Licon as Nib
- Andrea Leon as Mrs. Santana
- Justin Fargas as Mr. Santana
- Cleo King as Miss Williams
- Billy Dee Williams as Pastor Charlie
- Anson Mount as Tex Jr.
- Brande Roderick as Tiffany
- Chuck Hicks as Tex Sr.
- Ernie Hudson as Roscoe
- Richard Gant as Jackson
- Tucker Smallwood as Stevens
- L. Kenneth Richardson as Vance
- Sydney Tamiia Poitier as Wanda
- Cricket the Chihuahua as Pootie
- Pooch Hall as SOD
- Aries Spears as Quon
- Diamond Dallas Page as Jersey
- Lin Shaye as Clara
- Method Man as Himself
- Lamar Odom as Himself
- Deance Wyatt as Kid
- Jason Alexander as British Record Mogul
- Jonathan McHugh as Record Executive
- Martin Shore as Record Executive
- Gabriel Alexander as Executive Assistant
- Jillian Difusco as Hot Girl
- Shana Montanez as Groupie
- Dawn Gonzalez as Groupie
- Snoop Dogg - "Welcome to the Hood"
- Flii Stylz - "Beaztly"
- Al Kapone - "My Dead Homie"
- Rainman - "Out here"
- Snoop Dogg feat. Young Walt, Terrace Martin and Tiffany Fox - "Shake that shit"
- The North Mississippi Allstars - "Goin back to dixie"
- Percy Sledge - "24-7-365"
- Rednex - "Cotton Eye Joe"
- C-Ride feat. Dre - "Get ghost"
- Young Hugg and CJ - "Da hood"
- Ill Bill feat. Skam2 - "Thousand to Ms"
- Flii Stylz feat. Dap Daniel - "Clownin' out"
- Lordikim - "Stay up"
- Cool and Dre feat. Aries Spears and Pooch Hall - "Sod and Quon's theme" (dramacydal)
- Al Kapone - "Derelicts lair"
(Not on CD) Tangled Thoughts - "I'm A Rebel"
- "Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 22, 2018.