Tag Archives: Folk Horror

The Urban Weird 6th-7th April Booking is Open

The amazing OGOM and Supernatural Cities present ‘The Urban Weird’ on 6th-7th April is now open for bookings!! You can log on and select a number of events from spectral city tours to Urban Weird screenings and workshops!! Find out … Continue reading

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Folk Horror Returns Ahead of The Urban Weird in April

Folk Horror has officially returned!! This could not be more serendipitous given that in three months time the OGOM project will collaborate with Supernatural Cities to present The Urban Weird (6th, 7th April) with more than a slight nod to … Continue reading

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1st Jan Deadline: CFP: OGOM and Supernatural Cities: The Urban Weird

Less than two weeks to go before we close the first round of our CFP for OGOM and Supernatural Cities present The Urban Weird, 6th-7th April. We’re waiting to hear from you…..so many magical treats in store (Brownies and Boggarts) … Continue reading

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CFP: OGOM & Supernatural Cities Present: The Urban Weird

To coincide with the eclipse here is the CFP for our next conference! It promises to eclipse all other events….it’s  cosmic! University of Hertfordshire, 6-7 April, 2018 The permanent link for the CFP, with a PDF version available, is here. … Continue reading

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Images of Witches

Some excellent articles on witches today. First, Chloe Buckley, in ‘Hag, temptress or feminist icon? The witch in popular culture‘, looks at images of witches in popular culture, both positive and disparaging. She notes the contemporary feminist rehabilitation of the … Continue reading

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Penda’s Fen: Symposium, BFI, 10 June 2017

We’ve posted a few items here on Folk Horror recently. The classic TV drama Penda’s Fen (1974) is frequently mentioned in this context; I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve never seen it (though have just borrowed the DVD). Sukhdev Sandhu writes about … Continue reading

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What to do when the Folk Horror is us

Tomorrow marks the publication of the eagerly awaited ‘Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange’ by Adam Scovell (Auteur publishing, 2017). Scovell has defined such genres in relation to (mostly British) landscape as ‘the evil under the soil, the terror in … Continue reading

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Folk Horror Revival

Folk Horror is a category of Gothic which seems to be getting a lot of attention these days. There’s an exciting new web site, Folk Horror Revival, devoted to the topic, paying particular attention to the musical aspects of this … Continue reading

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Folk Horror: Blood Sucking Vampire Goat Terrorises Village

Following my recent post on folk horror and the appearance earlier this year of the Hull Werewolf Old Stinker, who sparked a folk panic in the UK, stories are breaking that a legendary Chupacabra has been caught and killed in the Ukraine … Continue reading

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Folk Horror for Beginners

I am increasingly intrigued by ‘folk horror’ and it was one of the sections in the British Library’s Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition  that I spent longest pondering over. The BFI’s recent article is a must read therefore, … Continue reading

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