If you enjoyed The Limehouse Golem or have a soft spot for period supernatural thrillers, then you may want to pay close attention to director Kevin Good’s Dinner With the Alchemist, a film based on true events that befell New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century.
Good directs based on a script by his wife Jenna St. Johns, who also produces and stars in the film, which also features Dan Istrate, Dionne Audain, and Megan Graves. It comes to VOD and digital platforms on February 13.
In the early 1900s, a wealthy alchemist, Jacques St. Germaine, travels to New Orleans to seek help from the legendary voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. When a spate of murders are uncovered, Jacques and the quarreling locals butt heads as they try to discover the identity of the killer. Featuring a cast of characters pulled from actual police reports, Dinner with the Alchemist weaves historical fact and imaginative storytelling into a mysterious supernatural drama.