At Jumpcut Online, Fiona Underhill writes about Gothic horror and recent films directed by women. “Madness and melodrama, obsession, suppression and repression – the questioning of sanity, gas-lighting, confusion over what is real or unreal, not knowing who to trust are also huge elements of Gothic fiction (and […]
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 […]
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).
Mentally unpacking Penda’s Fen, a 1974 entry in the BBC’s “Plays for Today” series of television movies tackling controversial subjects often in similarly controversial fashion, can seem at first a tad overwhelming. There is so much going on in this deceptively modest looking movie that one scarcely knows […]
The Gutter’s own Carol writes about The Golden Bough, Margaret Murray unwrapping mummies, Lord Summerisle’s hair, the reason for the season, and how sex and naps could save your life in The Wicker Man for Teleport City: “The moral of this story might be that sex and naps […]
The green, mist-shrouded landscape of British folk horror seems at first an off place to go looking for science fiction. Stories about, in film, television, and literature (and doubtless in ribald songs belted out at the local pub where Britt Ekland works) of sinister moors, sylvan glades, and […]