Heady Entertainment: Spark Up to "Silicon Valley" and Toke Down to FKA twigs
This week, "Countdown" and "Paradise Hills" deliver slick seasonal frights for properly high audiences, while "Jesus Is King" documents Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” in big-screen Biblical proportions.
Published on October 25, 2019

Welcome back to Heady Entertainment, MERRY JANE's weekly guide to just-released movies, books, and music — all fresh, dank, and THC-friendly. In specific, we choose our picks based on how they can enhance your combined consumption of cannabis and entertainment.

At the movies, Countdown and Paradise Hills deliver slick seasonal frights for properly high audiences while Jesus Is King documents Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” in big-screen Biblical proportions.

Streaming options for your lit viewing beguilement include the Netflix teen zombie comedy Daybreak; HBO’s Silicon Valley takes one last lap of hilarity around the smoking circle; and The Misery Index, a new TBS game show with the stoner dream cast of The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil and the goofballs from Impractical Jokers.

With Halloween high on the horizon, our vintage cult flick pics offer exactly what your spooky bong-passing viewing party requires. The Devil Rides Out is a Hammer Films shock-fest about Satanic sorcery; Paganini Horror depicts the demonic ghost of a classical violinist wreaking late-’80s havoc; and The Ringu Collection gathers the original Japanese fright classic Ringu (The Ring) and its two sequels into an extras-loaded package full of tricks that are also all treats.

Music to puff to this week ranges from the popping avant-garde art of FKA twigs to the ambient swirl of Cigarettes After Sex to the electronic conquest of everything by sonic pioneers Underworld.

So let’s get straight — but not “straight” — to this week’s fresh-rolled recommendations.


Mike McPadden
Mike McPadden is the author of "Heavy Metal Movies" and the upcoming "Last American Virgins." He writes about movies, music, and crime in Chicago. Twitter @mcbeardo
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