Heady Entertainment: Smoke Between Screams at “Us” and Laughs at “Wacko”


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.

Multiplexes are ablaze with Us, Jordan Peele’s hair-raising follow-up to his righteous horror landmark Get Out. Netflix raises all manner of hair-metal hell with the Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt, and busts guts by busting out Amy Schumer’s stellar new stand-up hour, Growing. The skull-slamming crime flick Dragged Across Concrete debuts on Amazon and iTunes, too.

Vintage cult faves arrive in the form of the psycho giallo horror Strip Nude for Your Killer and the slasher parody Wacko. Electrifying eclecticism dominates new music by way of fresh drops from Lil West, Tamaryn, and Ibibo Sound Machine. 

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