Tag Archives: English folklore

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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Jack-in-the-Green Festival

Following on from Sam’s post about folk horror and its recent revival, I thought I would write about my attendance of the Jack-in-the-Green festival in Hastings. This takes place around May Day and, as well as the ubiquitous May Pole, … Continue reading

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Folklore and Fiction: Hybrid Creatures from the Owl Man to the Demon Dog

I am always pleased to find references to English folklore so I just wanted to make mention of this lively and accessible article by Nic Rigby from the BBC site. Serpents, Owl Men and Demon Dogs discusses the way British writers have … Continue reading

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