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’The Alchemist Cookbook’ New Trailer: Daring Film Heads to BitTorrent as Pay-What-You-Wish Deal

Practicing alchemy alone in the Michigan wilderness -- what could go wrong?

“The Alchemist Cookbook”

If you’ve ever been desperate enough to retreat into the Michigan wilderness and employ alchemy as a means of attaining wealth, you’re in luck! Joel Potrykus’ (“Buzzard,” “Ape”) latest feature, “The Alchemist Cookbook,” does just that and then some.

The good news: All that fresh air and solidarity can really give you time to think on things. The bad news: You might accidentally summon Satan. Watch the film’s newest trailer below.

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In the new trailer, Ty Hickson (“Gimme the Loot”) stars as Sean, a hermit who ventures out into the forest in an attempt to materialize money via alchemy, but winds up discovering some something much more terrifying. Juxtaposing dark comedy with bizarre horror, Sean’s descent into madness is as absurdly eccentric as it is grim.

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‘The Alchemist Cookbook” costars Amari Cheatom. It premiered at SXSW earlier this year, and will be shown in select theaters across the country after it’s released through BitTorrent Now on a pay-what-you-wish basis on October 9.

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