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therealjohnny

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I'm gonna stick this in this thread, i'm putting trust in the folk horror folk.

rarely buy boxsets these days but always enjoy a good one around xmas. picked up ghost stories for christmas a couple of years back, was quality christmas viewing. 70s filmed ghost stories in a winter setting. (majority of them if not all M R James stories) winter setting almost essential. any recommendations?
There are some great UK tv boxsets. All of these look good-check the related items too
 

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Would love to know if there are any non UK series from that era. Has to be some good shit out there somewhere
 

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Think I might cue up a ye olde schoole folk horror for tonight
 

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Damn, that article is over a year old. i thought there was a new season on in the barbican. thanks for dashing my hopes
My pleasure. Wait a minute...
That link was all over Facebook this morning, I assumed it was new.
 

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I finally got to see this Irish made Clive Barker film at the weekend




It's , um...not great, but there is the crux of a good yarn here; Christianity v Paganism, demon from myth and legend, rites and rituals, outsider stumbling across local mystery etc. The monster outfit is too silly looking and overall it's just not very well done but I think it's very enjoyable.

I'd love to see a remake. Don't show the creature so much, (do a Jaws on it). Up the whole 'villagers versus outsiders' thing etc.

There is a great radio documentary on the making of the film and its props on Newstalk.


The upcoming March issue of The Darkside Magazine has a feature on it as well as an article on Folk Horror

 

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I finally got to see this Irish made Clive Barker film at the weekend




It's , um...not great, but there is the crux of a good yarn here; Christianity v Paganism, demon from myth and legend, rites and rituals, outsider stumbling across local mystery etc. The monster outfit is too silly looking and overall it's just not very well done but I think it's very enjoyable.

I'd love to see a remake. Don't show the creature so much, (do a Jaws on it). Up the whole 'villagers versus outsiders' thing etc.

There is a great radio documentary on the making of the film and its props on Newstalk.


The upcoming March issue of The Darkside Magazine has a feature on it as well as an article on Folk Horror

I’m reading Barker’s Books of Blood 1-3 at the moment and “Rawhead Rex” is coming later in the collection. I can see potential for a lot of good movies in the stories I’ve read if the right people were involved and the right budget was ok the cards. I was surprised that so many of them have already been filmed and, aside from Candyman, I don’t think I’ve seen/heard of any of them.
 

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