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Folk Horror

‘Days Bewitched’: An interview with director Kier-La Janisse [SXSW Online 2021]
3 months ago

‘Days Bewitched’: An interview with director Kier-La Janisse [SXSW Online 2021]

One of the standout films for this year’s SXSW festival for me was director Kier-La Janisse’s expansive folk horror documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror. (Check …
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Fall under the spell of ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]
8.5
3 months ago

Fall under the spell of ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ [SXSW Online 2021 Review]

By  •  Reviews

“So what exactly is folk horror?” “Are there any American folk horror films?” “Would you consider (insert horror movie title here) a folk horror movie?” If you and your friends …
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Let’s get weird with the gothic folk horror trailer for ‘The Pond’
5 months ago

Let’s get weird with the gothic folk horror trailer for ‘The Pond’

By  •  Trailer

The trailer for upcoming Shout! Studios release, The Pond, leaves me wondering what the hell I just saw, which I imagine is exactly the point. Filled with strange symbols, cryptic …
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[Sitges 2020] ‘The Old Ways’ brings something new to folk horror
7.3
8 months ago

[Sitges 2020] ‘The Old Ways’ brings something new to folk horror

“The old ways die with her. We have no more moves left…”

In the tropical forests of Veracruz, Mexico, there is a place that blends natural beauty with unnatural and …
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‘Midsommar’ Drags Grief and Horror into Broad Daylight [Review]
8.3
2 years ago

‘Midsommar’ Drags Grief and Horror into Broad Daylight [Review]

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Just over a year ago, Ari Aster burst onto the horror scene. Hereditary was an astonishingly assured feature debut. Aster explored the nature of grief and loss using the framework …
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