The Year’s Most Interestingly Strange Films

However you slice it, this was the year that movies hit a fork in the road; Big budget (tentpole or fan-service or whatever you want to call them) films no longer worked, franchises and sequels lost their grip on audiences and genuinely original one-offs started popping up, often facilitated by Netflix funding. Some made money, […]

‘Midsommar’ And The Rise Of Folk Horror

It must be frustrating for Adam Scovell. Having written a fascinating and insightful volume called ‘Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange’, along has come the mother of all films folk-horrorish. Folk horror has always existed in some form or another, from spots where runic symbols are carved to rural areas of supposed mystical significance. […]