“Matthew Sweet explores the dawning of the age of Black Aquarius – the weirdly great wave of occultism that swept through British popular culture in the 1960s-70s. From journals like the Aquarian Arrow to the diabolical novels of Dennis Wheatley, lurid accounts of satanic cults in the Sunday […]
SF/F Editor Keith has wandered into the woods and we’re not sure where or what time he’ll even come out. Except that he’ll definitely be back here next month. In the meantime, enjoy this piece he wrote on American Sci-Fi Folk Horror. I’ve spent the latter half of […]
At Graveyard Shift Sisters, Mary Kay McBrayer writes about Midsommar. (Plot details are discussed so watch ou): “Midsommar acknowledges racial tropes of horror movies, and it somehow both utilizes them responsibly and realistically, and it subverts them just enough to keep us guessing. That’s good storytelling. “
SF/F Editor Keith Allison is engaged in a top secret mission abroad, so this month we’ll be sharing his meditation on folk horror and Penda’s Fen. ~~~ Mentally unpacking Penda’s Fen, a 1974 entry in the BBC’s “Plays for Today” series of television movies tackling controversial subjects often […]
While milling over what to write about during 2018, I found myself in a state of some distress when I was unable to come up with anything that ignited a passion in me. Even books and films I’d enjoyed inspired in me no particular desire to write about […]
The Guardian has a look at some films perfect for your Walpurgisnacht and Beltane viewing, including Kill List, Penda’s Fen, Wake Wood, as well as The Blood On Satan’s Claw and, of course, The Wicker Man. (via @katelaity).