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  • The Evil Dead
  • The Shining
  • The Witch
  • Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

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  • Something Weird

    ★★★

  • Blood Orgy of the She-Devils

    ★★½

  • A Photograph

    ★★★★

  • Brotherhood of the Wolf

    ★★★½

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  • The Blood on Satan's Claw

    The Blood on Satan's Claw

    ★★★★

    Witchfinder General may have kicked off the proper folk horror genre, and The Wicker Man defines the trapped interloper-to-be-sacrificed storyline, but Blood on Satan's Claw may well be THE most folk horror movie of all time. It has just about everything: medieval period, superstitious isolated community, an unearthed ancient evil, demonic body mutation, witchcraft, ritualistic violence, witch hunting, a hairy werewolfy demon, and even Deliverance-esque backwoods horror... AND one of the most iconic and memorable scores in all of horror. This one gets better every time I watch it. Classic.

    For more folk horror goodness, please check out my Folk Horror, Ranked with Custom Scoring list.

  • Eyes of Fire

    Eyes of Fire

    ★★★★

    The first time I saw this was from a barely watchable version on YouTube. Now that Severin films has re-released it, and now picked up by Shudder, this unique gem can be seen in all it's gooey, muddy, dreamlike glory. The second watch gets a whole extra star from me, and moved up about a hundred spots on my Folk Horror, Ranked with Custom Scoring list. Definitely a classic within the genre.

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    Some friends and I watched this in an indie theater a week ago during its limited release, and now it's the hottest horror since Jigsaw was around. I really liked it at the time, but may have been victim to its hype, and was expecting to be scared out of my creaky, indie theater seat. The chills I walked away with, however, have been lingering ever since, begging me to experience the film again. It's always dangerous to over-hype horror,…

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★★★

    If we're being honest with ourselves, we might call this the best horror movie of the year.