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Uncanny Landscapes

A crucial part of folk horror is the uncanny landscape–the landscape that exerts a strange power over humans. The land–the earth, trees, plant life, rocks–acts upon the beings that inhabit it, diminishing human agency in exerting its own. It makes… Continue Reading →

Eden Lake (2008): Folk Horror for a Disenchanted World

Eden Lake, released in 2008 and directed by James Watkins, has been generally classified as “hoodie horror”—a British sub-genre that exploits middle-class fear of hoodie-wearing, underclass youth.[i]  Mark Featherstone aptly describes the way in which “feral youth” become stand-ins for… Continue Reading →

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