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Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched…Folk Horror in the Library

Explore the eerie with our folk horror DVDs and playlists.

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched : A History of Folk Horror is a documentary that ‘explores 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.’

You can find the DVD of the documentary on our shelves at 759.133 JAN.

Below you’ll find BoB (Box of Broadcasts) playlists featuring folk horror favourites. There is also a selection of DVDs from the Library shelves that are mentioned in the documentary. Grab a few and immerse yourself in the sinister, the spectral and the strange.

Woodlands Dark Days Bewitched a History of Folk Horror Book Cover

BoB (Box of Broadcast) Playlists

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss – look out for episode 2 : Home Counties Horror.
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/playlists/232743

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched – films and television mentioned in the documentary
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/playlists/375753

British Folk Horror: Films
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/playlists/362993

British Folk Horror: TV
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/playlists/362966

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