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Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange

Adam Scovell

Abstract

Interest in the ancient, the occult, and the “wyrd” is on the rise. The furrows of Robin Hardy (The Wicker Man), Piers Haggard (Blood on Satan's Claw), and Michael Reeves (Witchfinder General) have arisen again, most notably in the films of Ben Wheatley (Kill List), as has The Spirit of Dark of Lonely Water, Juganets, cursed Saxon crowns, spaceships hidden under ancient barrows, owls and flowers, time-warping stone circles, wicker men, the goat of Mendes, and malicious stone tapes. This book charts the summoning of these esoteric arts within the latter half of the twentieth century and beyond, ... More

Keywords: ancient, occult, horror films, film, television, multimedia, Robin Hardy, Ben Wheatley

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325239
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325239.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Scovell, author
University of Liverpool