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

5 minutes in, im done. was the f#$king 2 minute scene of him chugging juice absolutely necessary? why was it so f&cking loud? idiot director " you know what would go great, put a shotgun microphone up to him when he chugs juice, everyone loves the sound of other humans consuming"

mctopher
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7 days ago

Good character study, not much in the way of plot although it did keep me engaged until the (disappointing) end. Also has a long and protracted "rescuing the cat" sequence, like Alien... so that was fun.

TeeJayyStrange
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11 days ago

Only continued to watch this for the cat.

AutumnMoon
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12 days ago

TERRIBLE. I was hoping it’d finally pick up and get good, but it didn’t. The main character was interesting, but they tried way too hard to make him weird. Very disappointed.

AutumnMoon
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12 days ago

If you enjoy, quiet, slow, and tense films, you'll love this. Lots of people seem to complain about the ending, but I really enjoyed it. It suits the film perfectly. The Alchemist Cookbook reminds me a lot of the Japanese film, Occult. If you've seen Occult and liked it, this will be right up your alley.

Bride100
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21 days ago