Folk Horror: edgelands, holloways, barrows and furrows

Folk Horror is a weird one all right. One of the hardest genres to pin down. Is it horror? Is it even a genre? I've included all of the films listed in Adam Scovell's excellent Hours Dreadful and Things Strange, his BFI article 10 great lesser-known folk horror films and I've added a few of my own choices. Remember, don't go expecting straight up horror on your journey down the holloways of rural Britain!

I recommend you check out Scovell's afore mentioned book as well as his Celluloid Wicker Man blog and especially his Folk Horror Chain thesis. Also, have a look at Folk Horror Revival and their Facebook group.

Films and TV Programmes not on Letterboxd

* Adam Adamant…

  • Leaves from Satan's Book
  • The Golem
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Nosferatu
  • Häxan
  • The Edge of the World
  • Penny Journey
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • The Seventh Victim
  • A Canterbury Tale
  • I Know Where I'm Going!
  • Gone to Earth
  • The White Reindeer
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Quatermass II
  • Whistle and I'll Come to You!
  • The Seventh Seal
  • The Undead
  • Quatermass 2
  • Night of the Demon
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Virgin Spring
  • Black Sunday
  • The City of the Dead
  • The Devil's Hand
  • Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka
  • Night of the Eagle
  • Captain Clegg
  • Paranoiac
  • The Damned
  • The Scarlet Blade
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Witchcraft
  • Two Thousand Maniacs!
  • Father Frost
  • The Tomb of Ligeia
  • Onibaba
  • Kwaidan
  • Devils of Darkness
  • The Plague of the Zombies
  • The Reptile
  • The She Beast
  • Cul-de-sac
  • Island of Terror
  • The Witches
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Something Weird
  • The Crucible
  • The Sorcerers
  • The Shuttered Room
  • Eye of the Devil
  • Quatermass and the Pit
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • Viy
  • The Blood Beast Terror
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Whistle and I'll Come to You
  • Witchfinder General
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar
  • The Witchmaker
  • The Owl Service
  • Mark of the Witch
  • Season of the Witch
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • Witchhammer
  • White Angel… Black Angel
  • Mark of the Devil
  • Legend of the Witches
  • Cry of the Banshee
  • The Beast in the Cellar
  • And Soon the Darkness
  • Cromwell
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • The Ballad of Tam Lin
  • Robin Redbreast
  • Crucible of Terror
  • A Journey to Avebury
  • The Power of the Witch: Real or Imaginary?
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Assault
  • Don't Deliver Us from Evil
  • The Devils
  • Walkabout
  • Wake in Fright
  • Fright
  • The Go-Between
  • Straw Dogs
  • The Stalls of Barchester
  • Death Line
  • The Devil
  • The Stone Tape
  • Doomwatch
  • Hungry Wives
  • Images
  • Tower of Evil
  • Dracula A.D. 1972
  • Deliverance
  • The Last House on the Left