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Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

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Brief Synopsis: "This documentary explores the folk horror phenomenon from its beginnings in three foundational films - Michael Reeves' "Witchfinder General" (1968), Piers Haggard's "Blood on Satan's Claw" (1971) and Robin Hardy's "The Wicker Man" (1973) - through its proliferation on British television in the 1970s and its culturally specific manifestations in American, Asian, Australian and European horror, to the genre's revival over the last decade. Touching on over 100 titles and featuring over 50 interviewees, the film investigates the many ways by which we alternately celebrate, conceal and manipulate our own histories in an attempt to find spiritual resonance in our surroundings."

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MaddWolf Hope90 - Janisse’s film repays your undertaking with not only an incredibly informative documentary but an engaging, creepy and beautifully made film.
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People Involved

  • Robert Eggers ()
  • Alice Lowe ()
  • Ian Ogilvy ()
  • Kevin Kölsch ()
  • Dennis Widmyer ()
  • Piers Haggard ()
  • Abraham Castillo Flores ()
  • Adam Scovell ()
  • Alexandra Heller-Nicholas ()
  • Amanda Reyes ()
  • Gail-Nina Anderson ()
  • Mariano Baino ()
  • Geraldine Beskin ()
  • Richard Blackburn ()
  • Lawrence Gordon Clark ()