The accolades for Cold In July, director Jim Mickle’s film adaptation of the Joe R. Lansdale novel, just keep coming.
“The spirits of 1980s genre maestros like John Carpenter, Walter Hill and William Lustig hover strongly over Jim Mickle’s ‘Cold in July,’ a superior piece of Texas pulp fiction that starts out like a house on fire, sags a bit in the middle, then rallies for an exuberantly bloody finish.” (Variety)
“’Cold in July’ is tense, gripping, gruesome, often hilarious, brilliantly engineered and highly satisfying.” (Salon)
“Cold in July is just another log on the fire that is Mickle’s career and it’s burning brighter than ever.” (BC)
“A modern portrayal of a the buddy action film gone by, with some great tension and lovely performances.” (ScreenCrave)
“[A] tense, violent, multi-layered noir thriller with great big doses of humor, unexpected twists and turns, and bursts of spontaneous violence, amazing performances and a kickass John Carpenter-esque score.” (St. George & So. UT Independent)
“Stylish, intense, and at times blackly comic, July is a slickly executed criminal morality play.” (J.B. Spins)
(Michael C. Hall in a scene from Cold in July)
This July in commemoration of the movie’s general release, Tachyon delivers the official movie tie-in edition of the original novel, complete with an introduction by director Jim Mickle and an afterword by Joe R. Lansdale, his ownself.
For more info on the book Cold In July, visit the Tachyon page.