“Bar Talk” is a brief science fiction short film about a bizarre conversation between two men in a bar. The film was directed by Lowell Northrop and based on a short story by Joe R. Lansdale, author of the novella “Bubba Ho-Tep,” which was adapted into a feature starring Bruce Campbell starring as Elvis Presley. Like Lansdale’s earlier work, “Bar Talk” is a bizarre combination of horror and absurdity that you’re likely to enjoy if you grew up watching the old anthology series like Twilight Zone and Outer Limit. You can read the original short story in Bumper Crop.
“In a dusty Texas bar, a chatty stranger insists on striking up a conversation with the man sitting next to him. The more this out-of-towner talks, the more obvious it is he’s not from ’round here. Heck, he’s not even from this planet! Based on the short story by legendary author Joe R. Lansdale (“Bubba Ho-Tep”, “Cold in July”).”