Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
Directed by Kier-La Janisse
Explore the rural roots, occult creeds and cultural lore that continue to shape international cinema. From writer/director/co-producer Kier-La Janisse comes "a seductive mega-text" (Indiewire) through the history of folk horror, featuring clips from over 200 films and interviews with more than 50 filmmakers, authors and scholars. Severin Films presents this "astounding achievement" (Screen Anarchy) that Rue Morgue calls "an unprecedented journey into where folk horror has been, where it's going and ultimately what it says about humanity." A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE
This acclaimed documentary is a mega text through the history of folk horror, exploring the rural roots, occult creeds and cultural lore that continue to shape international cinema.
Cast: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer, Piers Haggard, Abraham Castillo Flores, Adam Scovell
Folk horror is one of my favorite sub genre's and this doc just helped solidify that for me.
It’s a deep dive, but I wish it was more focused. Informative and entertaining enough, but nothing special.
Now this is how you do a sub-genre doc!
Really interesting stuff, would have liked more of the international section