Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror set for SXSW Premiere

Woodland Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror documentary is set to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival 2021.

Exploring the folk horror phenomenon from its beginnings in a trilogy of films – Michael Reeves’ 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, Australian and European horror, to the genre’s revival over the last decade.

Touching on over 100 films and featuring over 50 interviewees, WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED investigates the many ways that we alternately celebrate, conceal and manipulate our own histories in an attempt to find spiritual resonance in our surroundings.

Participants for WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED include Piers Haggard, Lawrence Gordon Clark, Jeremy Dyson, Alice Lowe, Robert Eggers, Jonathan Rigby, Kat Ellinger, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Adam Scovell and Maisha Wester.

Catch WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED at the SXSW Film Festival 2021.

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