Alan Moore anthology Show Pieces lands on Shudder
James R | On 29, Jun 2017
From the mind of legendary writer Alan Moore (creator of Watchmen, V For Vendetta and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and acclaimed photographer and director Mitch Jenkins comes the multi-layered anthology Show Pieces.
The film, which launches today on Shudder, is the first work by Alan Moore written specifically for the screen.
Set in the town of Northampton, it explores the bizarre world and characters that frequent an otherworldly gentlemen’s club. The five chapters create a tapestry of madness, malevolence and murderous misdeeds, intersecting to form an original, occult noir thriller, with Alan Moore himself appearing in character on screen.
In Chapter One: Act Of Faith, Faith Harrington, a young newspaper reporter with an exotic private life, prepares for a stimulating evening at home that doesn’t go according to plan. In Chapter Two: Jimmy’s End, louche and hard-drinking womaniser James Mitchum finds himself wandering into one strange bar too many.
In Chapter Three: Upon Reflection, Faith’s first bewildered arrival at the club is captured in a fixed security mirror above the club’s oddly anachronistic lounge bar.
The soundtrack also features original lyrics by Alan Moore set to music by Adam Drucker and Andrew Broder, working as Crook & Flail, with help from a cast of vocalists, including Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Alan Sparhawk (Low) and Nona Invie (Dark Dark Dark).
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