The subdued and strange BAR TALK from the mind of Joe R. Lansdale
The short film BAR TALK, based on a story by Joe R. Lansdale (COLD IN JULY) and directed by Lowell Northrop, is now available for all to see.
In a dusty Texas bar, a chatty stranger insists on striking up a
conversation with the man sitting next to him. The more this
out-of-towner talks, the more obvious it is he’s not from ‘round here.
Heck, he’s not even from this planet! Based on the short story by
legendary author Joe R. Lansdale (“Bubba Ho-Tep”, “Cold in July”).
This is not the first Lansdale story to be filmed. Just last summer COLD IN JULY, directed by Jim Mickle and starring Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Sam
Shepard (Black Hawk Down), and Don Johnson (Miami Vice), garnered
abundant praise. It is currently featured on the Showtime networks.
His novella “Bubba Ho-Tep” was the basis for the cult film of the same name, directed by Don Coscarelli and starring Bruce Campbell as
Elvis. Coscarelli also helmed “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” for
the MASTERS OF HORROR series.
A movie based on the
Edgar award winning novel THE BOTTOMS is scheduled to begin production
this spring as is the Sundance Channel’s show HAP AND LEONARD, which is
based on the popular series of crime novels.
For more about COLD IN JULY, visit the Tachyon page.
Book cover design by Elizabeth Story.
HAP AND LEONARD cover by Elizabeth Story.