Folk Horror - Fear in Fields, Forests and Furrows

Introduction:
"Folk Horror" as a subgenre is pretty difficult to define, each person with their own opinion on what does and doesn't qualify. A good starting point though is "The Unholy Trinity", three films that are broadly considered to be the foundation of the film sub-genre as a whole. These are; The Wicker Man (1973), Witchfinder General (1968) and The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971).

Info (20/06/2021):
This list is the product of two dedicated years. I have watched every single entry in this list, some many times over. Within this list there are some entries that aren't necessarily folk horror but instead (what I consider to be) folk horror adjacent, and some that are very difficult to find. If…

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  • The Wicker Man
  • Witchfinder General
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Häxan
  • The Witch
  • Kwaidan
  • Onibaba
  • Kuroneko
  • Midsommar
  • Kill List
  • A Field in England
  • In the Earth
  • The Witches
  • Night of the Eagle
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar
  • The City of the Dead
  • The Virgin Spring
  • November
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • Black Sunday
  • Viy
  • The Ritual
  • Left Bank
  • Anchoress
  • The Wailing
  • Impetigore
  • Soul
  • Gretel & Hansel
  • Robin Redbreast
  • Penda's Fen
  • Troll Hunter
  • Apostle
  • Hagazussa
  • The Other Lamb
  • The Hallow
  • The Field Guide to Evil
  • The Hole in the Ground
  • Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
  • The Feast
  • Arcadia
  • The Third Day
  • The Owl Service
  • Children of the Stones
  • Mayday
  • Requiem
  • The Pale Horse
  • Over the Garden Wall
  • Darklands
  • The Ordeal
  • A Classic Horror Story
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • Captain Clegg
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Ravenous
  • The Village
  • Children of the Corn
  • Population 436
  • Wrong Turn
  • Glasshouse
  • Fear Street: 1666
  • The Blackcoat's Daughter
  • The New Daughter
  • The Wind
  • Wendigo
  • Lost Child
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Antlers
  • Curse of the Blair Witch
  • Sticks and Stones: Investigating the Blair Witch
  • The Burkittsville 7
  • Blair Witch
  • Hellbender
  • Jug Face
  • Pyewacket
  • Antrum
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Walkabout
  • The Last Wave
  • Celia
  • Wake Wood
  • Black Death
  • Blackwood
  • In the Dark Half
  • The Borderlands
  • The Daisy Chain
  • The Dark
  • Hollow
  • Evie
  • Murrain
  • The Signalman
  • Casting the Runes
  • The Stone Tape
  • Lost Hearts
  • Stigma
  • A Warning to the Curious
  • Whistle and I'll Come to You
  • The Ash Tree
  • The Ice House
  • The Stalls of Barchester
  • Number 13