A man driven mad by his wife’s untimely death, consumed by a compulsion to make animal sacrifices to an uncaring god. A boy with a warped sense of justice, content to bloody his fists in the name of getting even. A spider-swallowing folk preacher and his child bride. A serial-killing couple who photograph their victims like hunting trophies in the name of art. This grotesque and depraved cabal of characters come into combustive contact across this Southern Gothic epic. An utterly brutal and haunting masterpiece; not for the faint of heart.