The Alchemist Cookbook

The Alchemist Cookbook

Directed by Joel Potrykus

Sean is an outcast living in a trailer in the middle of the woods, where he spends his days conducting bizarre alchemical experiments he finds in a black book with ancient symbols on the cover. But when Sean grows frustrated with his lack of results, he summons a demon to help speed up the process. Of course, there’s always a reckoning, and Sean may not be able to avoid paying up. Joel Potrykus’ indie-arthouse slow burn horror tale features a virtuosic lead performance by Ty Hickson and plenty of creepy moments that will stay in your head long after the credits roll.

A disturbed man living in the woods uses black magic to summon a demon.

Cast: Ty Hickson, Amari Cheatom

Member Reviews

Slow build, but ends terrifyingly sad. Must watch!

hannaleh
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10 days ago

Should have took those 💊 s. 🤣

CharliKarli
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10 days ago

slow burn art house on a low budget but abstract and anti climactic

neversbird
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11 days ago

It was sublime. A very interesting concept and brilliantly acted. Not for people who have no patience. Not for people whose idea of horror is a guy in a hockey mask with a machete. In other words, not for stupid people. (I’m a bit of an elitist; I’ll admit that.) But if you like horror that builds your sense of dread, consider it a must see. If you’re looking for a big, dumb hack ‘n slasher, look elsewhere.

Galidari10
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a month ago

what a special, grueling, humane movie. weirdly good companion to A Dark Song (2016). I'm happy this exists

gastehowe
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a month ago