Tag Archives: Folk Horror

Chad Crawford Kinkle’s Folk Horror Film, ‘Jug Face’ (2013) – Retro Review

When Chad Crawford Kinkle’s sleeper hit, Jug Face, was released in 2013, it was met by the indie horror community with quiet appreciation. The tale of a pregnant teen, her pagan village, and the entity that keeps them all alive is full of rage, desperation, and mud. And it’s 10 …

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The Dreamlike Visual Poetry of ‘ESME, MY LOVE’ (2022) – Review

Esme, My Love

If you’ve read enough of my pieces, you’ll know that I appreciate differently. Especially when it comes to psychological and supernatural horror. Esme, My Love is very unique and literally like watching a movie painting. Very dreamlike. The tale begins with Hannah (Stacey Weckstein, Harlem 2023) taking her young daughter Esme (Audrey …

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‘THE LONG NIGHT’ (2022) Official Trailer, Poster, and Details Announced

The Long Night (2022)

What do you get when you cross a crazy cult with one of our favorite modern scream queens, Scout Taylor-Compton? You get THE LONG NIGHT (2022), a badass-looking folk horror tale that’s coming your way soon! I see SHUDDER in the production credits, so that tells us it’s bound to …

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Yellow Veil Pictures Bolsters Pre-Cannes Slate With Folk Horror Feature ‘Hellbender’

Ahead of the virtual Cannes Pre-Screening market, arthouse genre outfit Yellow Veil Pictures have added worldwide sales rights to Hellbender from directors Toby Poser (read our interview with her – HERE), Zelda Adams, and John Adams, which is set to world premiere at the upcoming Fantasia International Film Festival. Synopsis …

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Blu-Ray Review – ‘Gwen’ (2019) is An Unnerving, Beautiful Nightmare

Eleanor Worthington-Cox in Gwen (2018)

One of my favorite and enchanting horror films this year is Gwen. The perfect folk horror story. I was stoked to check out the Blu-ray and see the magic unfold. This film was directed and written by William McGregor (The Missing TV). It stars Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything), …

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‘The Whistler: Origins (El Silbon: Origenes)’ A Tale of Tragic Revenge – Movie Review

The Whistler: Origins (El Silbon: Origenes) is a new Venezuelan folk horror film by Gisberg Bermudez (Portion 2015). The film stars Daniela Bueno (El Inca 2016), Yon Henao Calderon (Paquete #3 2015), Eliane Chipia (The Deserter 2015), Fernando Gaviria (Lord of the Skies 2013) and newcomer Vladimir Garcia. Synopsis The Whistler …

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‘Quiet Places’ by Jasper Bark – Book Review

Quiet Places is my first read by Jasper Bark. After reading this tale, this will definitely not be my last read by him. Quiet Places is a delightful mix of folklore and psychological terror, with a gripping story and convincing characters. It is a fable that will leave an impression and …

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