Blog Posts tagged folk horror

Masks and Photography, Ritual and Film

By Paul Watson on .

Over on Twitter yesterday I posted a series of tweets that, merged together, went something like this: What I need is Brighton people who will dress up in masks like those in the photo [above] and these, and be filmed doing some sort of dark folk-horror dance/performance art/ritual. Performers…

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Me, elsewhere

By Paul Watson on .

It’s been a busy few months, and I realise I haven’t been blogging as frequently as last year. The main reasons for this is that I’ve been doing a lot more artwork (such as the drawing above - the full piece can be found here) as well as all the admin work that comes with publishing a…

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Women’s voices in Folk Horror and Landscape (Part 1)

By Paul Watson on .

I’ve been going through a number of my blog posts on the subject of the Folk-Horror/Landscape thing that often gets shortened to the “English Eerie” and I noticed a distinct lack of women’s voices - with just a couple of exceptions all the sources I cited or quoted were from male authors. This…

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The English Eerie (slight return)

By Paul Watson on .

The discussion of the Eerie continues to grow, mainly on Twitter and blogs, but also in the real world. In Oxford next month there’s Spectral Landscapes: Explorations of the English Eerie which is an evening of: …film and discussion showcasing the recent work of Adam Scovell, whose collaborative…

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The present is haunted by the mythic ghost of the paleolithic wilderness

By Paul Watson on .

Do you ever have one of those moments where you realise that a number of seemingly disparate things you are reading, watching, or pondering are actually all connected and swirling around a central core concept? It’s disconcerting but intensely interesting. So this blog post isn’t directly…

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