Drinking the Juice

Dear Weirdlings,

We hope you enjoy this week’s assemblage of weird movies, TV, games and more.


Movies

Celebrating the Chaotic Energy of The Mummy (Tor.com)

Leah Schnelbach explores the reasons behind the recent “upswell of appreciation for the movie’s lighthearted tone, wacky humor, and the fizzy performances from Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.”


TV

HBO's 30 Coins – Spoiler-Free Review (IGN)

“It's often said that exorcism horror has been done to death,” notes Rosie Knight. “But every so often a new project comes along that reinvigorates the classic subgenre and expands on the years of terror it has instilled.”

I Know What You Did Last Summer: Meet the Cast of the Amazon Studios Series (Bloody Disgusting)

This modern take on the hit 1997 horror film tells the story of a group of teenagers “stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night.”


Games

The Strange Story Behind the Best Game of 2020 (Slate)

Karen Han expounds on her love of the indie game Kentucky Route Zero, which was ten years in the making: “Despite its apparent simplicity, the game tells a trenchant and startlingly intimate story about contemporary Americana, mining intergenerational trauma and the ins and outs of platonic, romantic, and familial love to create a work that any Triple-A publishers would be jealous of.”

Golden Light Early Access Review: My 2020 Indie Horror Game Of The Year (DreadXP)

Golden Light is a WTF survival horror game takes players through a bizarre nightmare landscape. Jesse G. writes, “No game in recent memory is nearly as interesting, confusing, amusing, or entertaining as this one.”


Literature

All the Horror Books We're Excited About in 2021 (Tor Nightfire)

Taking a broad view of what’s defined as horror, this ultimate list of forthcoming goodies has more creeps and scares than one can even read in a single year.


Short of the Week

In “Beauty Juice,” written and directed by Natasha Halevi, a woman gets more than she bargains for when she goes for a high end beauty treatment.

Andrea Blythe
Andrea Blythe writes speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, including Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020).