Folk Horror: Fire, Ash, Dirt, Stone and Night of the Eagle (1962)

Editor’s note: this article contains a full discussion of Night of the Eagle and as such contains spoilers. “I DO NOT BELIEVE” are the first words both spoken and seen in Night of the Eagle. These words are the crux of a lecture being given by Professor Norman Taylor (Peter Wyngarde), a rational man who […]

Welcome to Our Folk Horror Special…

Strange, isolated houses, villages and islands; closed communities, whose initial friendliness seems to mask something deeply sinister; people who have rejected modernity, or have simply been passed over by it; ritual practices; the uncanny; dark magic; pagan symbols; the threat of the old ways spilling over into the new, with devastating consequences… Welcome to a […]

DVD Review: Outcast

Outcast (2010) Distributor: Momentum Pictures DVD Release Date: 17th January 2011 Directed by: Colm McCarthy Starring: James Nesbitt, Kate Dickie, Niall Bruton, Hanna Stanbridge Review by: Ben Bussey A run-down, uninviting housing estate in Edinburgh has two new residents: a Irish traveller named Mary (Kate Dickie) and her adolescent son Fergal (Nial Bruton). Hastily accepting the […]