Back in the 1990s, Mississippi lawyer-turned-novelist John Grisham was hot. After his novel The Firm was made into hit film starring Tom Cruise in 1993,
In 1971, when The Beguiled was released to American movie audiences, it would have been easy to buy into the notion that Southerners were crazy.
It might be a good thing that Herschell Gordon Lewis’s 1964 Two Thousand Maniacs! is a hard movie to find. Lewis, a former English professor who
In May and June 1971, the headlines were a regular occurrence in newspapers across Louisiana and Arkansas, even into neighboring Missouri: the monster had been
By modern standards, the 1951 movie Drums in the Deep South is pure kitsch. This highly stylized, melodramatic film is set in Georgia in the
In terms of Southern moonshine movies, 1973’s White Lightning is the gold standard. The movie and its 1976 sequel Gator are among a series of great