The True History that Created Folk Horror

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Quote:In this first part of a series of videos, we explore the history and folklore which inspired the Folk Horror genre in film and literature.

Films/Literature/Events referenced:

Children of the Stones (1975)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The World of Stonehenge (2018)
The Reddening by Adam Nevill
The Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede
The Three-Headed One at the Crossroad by Jiří Dynda

Sources:

What is the Wicker Man? Ancient Pagan Celtic Ritual described by Greek and Roman Writers... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StZqa...

The Three-Headed One at the Crossroad by Jiří Dynda http://sms.zrc-sazu.si/pdf/17/03_sms1...
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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Quote:In the second part of this series we investigate a book which is purported to be a religious text from a witch-cult in Italy; discover how pre-Christian festivals influenced folk horror; and find out why a murder in rural England inspired one of the first folk horror films.

Films/Literature/Events referenced:

Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches by Charles Leland
St John's Eve by Nikolai Gogol Viy (1967) directed by Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov
The Murder of Charles Walton Robin Redbreast (1970) written by John Griffith Bowen

Hypnogoria podcast episodes on the murder of Charles Walton: https://www.hypnogoria.com/h_quinton....
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell





Quote:In the last part of this series on folk horror we will look at an influential study of folklore from the late 1800's which inspired many of the most popular folk horror stories, and finish by investigating the modern context which gave rise to the common themes of the folk horror genre.

Films/Literature/Events referenced:

The Golden Bough by James Frazer
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)
Robin Redbreast by John Griffith Bowen (1970)
Randalls Round by Eleanor Scott
The Temple of Death by A.C. Benson
Antichrist (2009) dir. by Lars von Trier Hagazussa (2017)

The Witch (2015) A Fear of the Folk: On topophobia and the Horror of Rural Landscapes by James Thurgill (http://www.revenantjournal.com/wp-con...)
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell



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