A Box set collection of 19 of the best-known, least-known, rarely-seen and thought-lost classics of folk horror from around the world.
12 BLU-RAYS, 3 CDs, 20 FEATURE FILMS, PLUS 15+ HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES & MORE
The most comprehensive collection of its kind begins with the definitive genre documentary of our time, Kier-La Janisse’s award-winning WOODLANDS DARK & DAYS BEWITCHED. From there, experience 19 of the best-known, least-known, rarely-seen and thought-lost classics of folk horror from around the world, all restored from the best available vault elements with Special Features that include short films, audio commentaries and exclusive featurettes. The ultimate genre exploration continues with the original WOODLANDS soundtrack by Jim Williams and a reading of the classic short story ‘The White People’ by actress Linda Hayden, as well as a 126-page illustrated book curated by Janisse and designed by Luke Insect featuring all-new writings by renowned film scholars, authors and historians.
WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED
Kier-La Janisse, USA, 2021
192 mins | 1.85 | Color | Region Free
English and Portuguese with English subtitles
HD Digital Master
WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED explores the folk horror phenomenon and its culturally specific manifestations in international horror, from its first wave in the 1970s to today.
Video Introduction By Writer/Director/Producer Kier-La Janisse (9 mins)
Animating Folk Horror — A Conversation with Ashley Thorpe (12 mins)
Animator Ashley Thorpe discusses his processes and inspirations for the animated sequences he created for the film.
Outtake: What is Folk Horror? (2 mins)
Expanded definitions of folk horror cut from the film’s introductory sequence.
Outtake: Harvest Hymns — The Sounds and Signals of Folk Horror (22 mins)
Historians and Composers—including Marc Wilkinson, John Cameron, Jim Williams, Pentagram Home Video and more—weigh in on the sounds of folk horror from trad to electronica.
Outtake: Terra Assombrada — Expressions of Folk Horror in Brazil (7 mins)
Filmmaker Dennison Ramalho and Scholars Carlos Primati and Laura Loguercio Cánepa discuss the impact of Brazilian folk literature and songs on folk horror.
Folk Poetry (5 mins)
WITCHFINDER GENERAL star Ian Ogilvy and BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW’s Linda Hayden recite classic folk poems set to Super 8 footage.