Winner of Best Short Film at the 2013 New York City Horror Film Festival, Black Sugar shows what can happen to suburban teens when they decide to buy drug from a shady internet site.
Kids these days.
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Many will say noir crime with Lovecraftian overtones. Many will be right, in a way, yet overly conservative in their description.
Southern Gods is a fascinating journey through the deep south in the early years after World War II. Following the investigation of a less than reputable private detective, the reader is lured into a world that is almost trapped in time.
Fans of True Detective, which is everyone whose seen the show, will be left wondering if Jacobs isn’t in fact a time traveler playing a stories that predate the show. The common element being The King in Yellow.
In the original stories by Chambers The King in Yellow is a stage play that corrupts the mind and drives people insane before they reach the second act. Usually this occurs when they read the play, let alone act it out on stage.
In Southern Gods, the man of mystery, Ramblin’ John Hastur, moves about the state seeking out small single operator radio stations to play his signature southern blues music. As the song goes out on the airwaves, the fun begins.
Q: Hastur? That’s Lovecraft right?
A: Yes, although Robert Chambers wrote the original King in Yellow collection just prior to 1900. Lovecraft co-opted some of his concepts, it wasn’t until August Derleth was bequeathed control over Lovecraft’s legacy that Hastur became properly associated with it all.
Q: What if I’m not a fan of noir crime, or blues music?
A: Jacobs is a formidable writer and this novel is a great read. If you enjoy intelligent supernatural horror you will enjoy this book.
Q: Has Jacobs written anything else of note?
A: Yes, yes, and yes. I plan on writing reviews of his other works, so read Southern Gods and by the time you’re done my next reviews of:
The simple fact is Cronenberg is a talented film maker who in the 70s and 80s produced some fantastic and highly entertaining movies.
Scanners is definitely one of his better films. A thriller with both political and spy undertones the movie is violent, gory, and has Michael Ironside.
How can it be bad, it has Michael Ironside. There are no bad movies with Michael Ironside.
Updated and remastered versions are now available either Blu-ray or digital, and although a tad bit expensive at around $34, it’s still a great movie to have in your collection.
Q: You never said what the movies about?
A: Uh, scanners. Duh. People with psychic powers. Telepathy, telekinesis, telephonosis, teleplayitis, tele… No, those last two aren’t real.
Q: What is your favorite line from the movie?
A: “Alright, I’m going to suck your brain dry.”
Q: I heard it’s really gory. Is that true?
A: Let me put it to you this way….
You might lose your head over it.