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Winner of the SXSW Audience Award for Best Midnighter and a resplendent treasure for horror lovers, WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED is the first feature-length documentary on the history of folk horror, exploring the phenomenon from its beginnings in a trilogy of films – Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggard’s Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973) – through its proliferation on British television in the 1970s and its culturally specific manifestations in American, Asian, Australian and European horror, to the genre’s revival over the last decade. Touching on over 200 films and featuring over 50 interviewees, WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED investigates the many ways that we alternately celebrate, conceal and manipulate our own histories in an attempt to find spiritual resonance in our surroundings. Filled with thoughtful commentary, lush visuals, and a myriad of perspectives, this landmark film is a must-watch that chronicles humankind's most intriguing cinematic stories.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    194 minutes
  • Language
    English, Portuguese
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    East Coast Premiere
  • Director
    Kier-La Janisse
  • Screenwriter
    Kier-La Janisse
  • Cast
    Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer, Piers Haggard
  • Editor
    Winnie Cheung, Benjamin Shearn
  • Music
    Jim Williams