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A Field in England

Ben Wheatley’s ‘A Field in England’ is Tragically Underrated, Existing at the Intersection of Psychological Terror and Folk Horror

Surreal yet impressively realistic, Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England introduces us to a new wave of folk horror—an exploration of the psyche and an experiment in the experimental. While the main char...

The White Reindeer

‘The White Reindeer’: A Forgotten Folk Horror Set in the Finnish Lapland

While not considered a genuine folk horror, at least in the way we understand it today, The White Reindeer is thought of as one of the originals of the genre. Set in Finnish Lapland, this 1952 gem exp...

The Witch

Seven Movies That Prove Folk Horror Needs More Love

Folk horror is rarely brought up in conversation with other sub-genres of horror. You never really hear it mentioned in the same breath as vampire movies or slashers—if you even hear it mentioned at a...

The Feast Movie Review

The Feast Is An Elegant Eco Horror Hybrid [SXSW 2021 Review]

The Feast opens with an unexplained death on a mining site, then cuts to the severity of a Modernist vacation home in rural Wales. The drilling site is hazy, dirty work, while the spotless home is the...

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror SXSW Movie Review

‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror’ Is A Worthy Documentary Deep Dive [SXSW 2021 Review]

While the term “folk horror” is relatively new, the imagery and concepts are familiar to most horror fans. Isolated communities and dark secrets. Ancient rites and forgotten incantations w...

The Only Good Indians

The Only Good Indians is Phenomenal [Book Review]

Stephen Graham Jones is prolific. According to his website, he’s “the author of 23 or 25 or so books, +300 stories, some comic books, and all this stuff here.” The Only Good Indians is the 5th of thos...