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Adam Scovell

in Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325239
eISBN:
9781800342224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325239.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of landscape in Folk Horror. Landscape can be used to isolate but, especially in British Folk Horror, the realms of possibilities opened up by an aesthetic and thematic ... More


Rurality

Adam Scovell

in Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325239
eISBN:
9781800342224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325239.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the use of the rural setting in Folk Horror. David Gladwell's 1976 experimental feature Requiem for a Village questions the logic of such location-bred violence by looking ... More


‘Sumer-Is-Icumen-In’: Modern Folk Horror

Adam Scovell

in Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325239
eISBN:
9781800342224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325239.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the recent resurgence of Folk Horror in a variety of media. It highlights Robert Eggers' horror film The Witch (2015), not simply because the film has managed to put ... More


Trilogy

Adam Scovell

in Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful And Things Strange

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325239
eISBN:
9781800342224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325239.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the relationships found in three predominant cinematic examples of Folk Horror: Witchfinder General (1968), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971), and The Wicker Man (1973). The ... More


Occultism, Hauntology and the Urban ‘Wyrd’

Adam Scovell

in Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325239
eISBN:
9781800342224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325239.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates the presence of the occult-flavoured esoteric content within the Folk Horror genre; where pagan entities evoke forms of devil worship, witchcraft, and magic(k). It also ... More


‘Hours dreadful and things strange’

Adam Scovell

in Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful And Things Strange

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325239
eISBN:
9781800342224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325239.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of Folk Horror. The term ‘Folk Horror’ seems to have been coined by one of the genre's true proprietors, director Piers Haggard. In an interview, he suggests that he ... More


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