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Big Scares From The Big Easy In “Soul City”

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | News


Not only is the The Big Easy simply dripping with local flavor, it’s also one of America’s most haunted cities: an atmosphere of living history and cultural identity that directing duo Coodie and Chike perfectly to capture in their New Orleans-set series SOUL CITY when it debuts on April 30th. 

Exclusive to Topic, the streaming service from First Look Media, SOUL CITY draws influence from The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt for a new anthology series that magnifies the lives of a vibrant American city’s urban population through psychological horror. Chike Ozah (who was born and raised in the city) and his directing partner Clarence “Coodie” Simmons’ resume includes collaborations with Kanye West, Pitbull and Erykah Badu, as well as critically acclaimed features such as the ESPN 30-for-30 Benji and Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ, which took home the 2016 NAACP image award. 

Get Topic on Apple iOS and tvOS, Amazon Fire TV, Roku or your favorite media player, and check out SOUL CITY when it drops on April 30th, 2020. 

Rocco T. Thompson
Rue Morgue's Online Managing Editor, Rocco is a Rondo-nominated writer, critic, film journalist, and avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous. He penned the cover story for Rue Morgue's landmark July/Aug 2019 "Queer Fear" Special Issue, and is a regular contributor to Screen Rant, Slant Magazine, and other cinema-centric publications.