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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: SEV7670BR
  • UPC: 760137767084
  • Street Date: 01/25/22
  • PreBook Date: 12/21/21
  • Label: Severin Films »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 192 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2021
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Kevin Kölsch
  • Actor: Dennis Widmyer
  • Actor: Piers Haggard
  • Actor: Abraham Castillo Flores
  • Actor: Adam Scovell
  • Actor: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Actor: Alice Lowe
  • Actor: Amanda Reyes
  • Actor: Gail-Nina Anderson
  • Actor: Mariano Baino
  • Actor: Geraldine Beskin
  • Actor: Richard Blackburn
  • Actor: Lawrence Gordon Clark
  • Actor: Darren Charles
  • Actor: Ian Cooper
  • Actor: Laura Loguércio Cánepa
  • Actor: John Cussans
  • Actor: Mattie Do
  • Actor: Samm Deighan
  • Actor: Sam Dunn
  • Actor: Jeremy Dyson
  • Actor: Robert Eggers
  • Actor: Kat Ellinger
  • Actor: Katrin Gebbe
  • Actor: William Fowler
  • Actor: Bruce G. Hallenbeck
  • Actor: Lindsay Hallam
  • Actor: Mitch Horowitz
  • Actor: Sean Hogan
  • Actor: Howard David Ingham
  • Actor: Kier-La Janisse
  • Actor: Briony Kidd
  • Actor: Chad Crawford Kinkle
  • Actor: Mikel Koven
  • Actor: Bernice M. Murphy
  • Actor: Ian Ogilvy
  • Actor: Dejan Ognjanovic
  • Actor: Andy Paciorek
  • Actor: Mark Pilkington
  • Actor: Vic Pratt
  • Actor: Dennison Ramalho
  • Actor: Carlos Primati
  • Actor: John Leman Riley
  • Actor: Jonathan Rigby
  • Actor: Jasper Sharp
  • Actor: Kali Simmons
  • Actor: Teresa Sutherland
  • Actor: Emma Tammi
  • Actor: Pete Tombs
  • Actor: Sam L. Waymon
  • Actor: Jesse Wente
  • Actor: Maisha Wester
  • Actor: Robert Wynne-Simmons
  • Director: Kier-La Janisse
  • Producer: David Gregory
  • Producer: Winnie Cheung
  • Producer: Carl Daft
  • Director: Kier-La Janisse
  • Producers: Winnie Cheung, David Gregory, Carl Daft


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Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror

Explores the folk horror phenomenon and its culturally specific manifestations in international horror, from its first wave in the 1970s to today.

Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror
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It's been hailed as "stunning" (Diabolique Magazine), "brilliant" (AV Club) and "mind-blowingly epic" (Film Threat), and stands as perhaps the definitive genre documentary of our time. From writer/director/co-producer Kier-La Janisse comes "a seductive mega-text" (Indiewire) through the history of folk horror, featuring clips from over 200 films and interviews with more than 50 filmmakers, authors and scholars that explore the rural roots, occult creeds and cultural lore that continue to shape international cinema. Severin Films presents this "astounding achievement" (Screen Anarchy) - also featuring an original score by Jim Williams (A FIELD IN ENGLAND), animation by Ashley Thorpe (BORLEY RECTORY) and collage sequences by Guy Maddin (MY WINNIPEG) - that Rue Morgue calls "an unprecedented journey into where folk horror has been, where it's going and ultimately what it says about humanity."


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Bonus Materials

  • Video Introduction By Writer/Director/Producer Kier-La Janisse
  • Animating Folk Horror — A Conversation With Ashley Thorpe
  • Outtake: What Is Folk Horror?
  • Outtake: Harvest Hymns — The Sounds And Signals Of Folk Horror
  • Outtake: Terra Assombrada — Expressions Of Folk Horror In Brazil
  • Folk Poetry

Sales Points

  • For fans of THE WITCH
  • SXSW Film Festival Midnighters Audience Award Winner
  • Winner of Best Documentary at the Chattanooga Film Festival
  • Winner of the Gold Audience Award for Best Documentary at Fantasia International Film Festival
  • For fans of MIDSOMMAR
  • For fans of British horror cinema
  • For fans of international horror cinema
  • For fans of BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW
  • For fans of THE WICKER MAN
  • For students of the horror genre

Press Quotes

It's exciting to experience, as if you're the wordless witness to one of the greatest movie lobby conversations of all time. For those aching for the return to the frenzied energy, passionate arguments, and exuberant love of cinema that in-person film festivals casually offer, WOODLANDS DARK & DAYS BEWITCHED is a sensational substitute!

     —Kristy Puchko, RogerEbert.com

An epic and sprawling investigation, dissection, and contextualization of the cultural impact of folk horror in cinema, first-time feature director Kier-La Janisse's Woodlands Dark & Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror is an outstanding achievement.

     —Josh Hurtado, Screen Anarchy

Janisse's feature debut is a remarkable effort that's on par with the thoughtful analysis she's put into horror through other mediums. It's a wide-ranging probe into a subgenre that offers insight for even the most studied genre academic.

     —Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

Unearths the history of cinematic folk horror in such loving, erudite, and seductive detail that you almost can't wait for it to be over so you can start watching some of the 100+ films that are excerpted along the way.

     —David Ehrlich, Indiewire

I am going to keep it simple: watch Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched. It's the best thing I have seen in the last few years

     —Pramit Chatterjee, Mashable

Filled with thoughtful commentary, lush visuals and a myriad of perspectives, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror is a must-watch that chronicles humankind's most intriguing cinematic stories.

     —Marisa Mirabal, Slash Film

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched is such a deep dive into the history of folk horror, it's basically an entire college survey course on the subject.

     —Vivian Kane, The Mary Sue

Viewers will emerge keen to excavate more of cinema's past than they ever knew existed, and to watch - or at least rewatch - these films with fresh eyes.

     —Anton Bitel, Projected Figures


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