John Darnielle - Universal Harvester
In the 1990s, Nevada, Iowa, is the epitome of a sleepy town, and Jeremy is quietly getting by with a job at the local video shop, living at home with his father after his mother’s death. Then a customer complains about a defect in a Boris Karloff classic. Odd scenes surface in other films, too—stray footage that seems to have been shot in an abandoned barn outside of town. What’s going on? Darnielle, guitarist, vocalist, and composer for the Mountain Goats, follows up his acclaimed Wolf in White Van with an eerie and noirish look at small-town life.