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A new and revised edition of the seminal tome Folk Horror Revival: Field Studies. A collection of essays, interviews and artwork by a host of talents exploring the weird fields of folk horror, urban wyrd and other strange edges. Contributors include Robin Hardy, Ronald Hutton, Alan Lee, Philip Pullman, Thomas Ligotti, Kim Newman, Adam Scovell, Gary Lachman, Susan Cooper an ...more
Paperback, 548 pages
Published March 11th 2018 by Lulu.com
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Carole Tyrrell
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What is Folk Horror? How can it be defined? Can it be defined or are its many strands too myriad to be combined into a whole? I’ve always known that it combines several main themes such as a trio of classic British horror films, folk customs, 1970’s childrens TV programmes of the kind that they don’t seem to make anymore and also an affinity with the landscape and what it means to us. But Folk Horror is always evolving and a look through the posts on the Folk Horror Revival Facebook page would i
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Lyndsay Townsend
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Research for my dissertation, but still a nicely organised book! The variety of chapters is incredible, from Folk Horror in Doctor Who to Czech Vampires and Folk Horror - really enjoyed reading it all 📚
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Skipped a couple of chapters due to spoilers (but will go back to later) but lots of interesting essays with recommendations for books, music and films to go to or revisit, plus many websites to check out at some point in the future.
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Drawn mainly to the worlds of myth, folklore, symbolism, decadence, curiosa, anomaly, dark romanticism and otherworldly experience, and fascinated both by the beautiful and the grotesque and the twilight threshold conciousness where these boundaries blur. The mist-gates, edges and liminal zones where nature borders supernature and daydreams and nightmares cross paths are of great inspiration.

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