Perfectly timed to the release of Ari Aster’s Midsommar, we’ve learned today via Entertainment Weekly that Severin Films is working on a documentary about the history of folk horror cinema, titled Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror. The doc will be the directorial debut of author Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women).
EW details that the documentary, which will feature interviews with Robert Eggers (The Witch) and more, “will track the genre’s story from its initial heyday, which saw the release of Michael Reeves’ The 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, African, and Eastern European horror, to the genre’s revival over the last decade.”
“Folk horror has exploded over the last decade with a multidisciplinary reach that few other subgenres of horror enjoy, its manifestations on film, in visual arts and music proliferating at a surprising rate,” Janisse told the site. “Moreover, the genre has inspired a rabid online fanbase whose favorite pastime seems to be endlessly debating exactly what folk horror is.”
You can check out the poster art for the documentary below.
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Author : John Squires
Publish date : 2019-07-10 22:06:16