Folk Horror

Stephen Gray's definition: "Folk horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction (or of Occult fiction in WorldCat Genre terms) characterised by reference to European, pagan traditions. Stories typically involve standing stone circles, earthworks, elaborate rituals or nature deities. While the genre is not overtly concerned with Christian ideology, frequently used terms such as 'demon' and 'devil' appear to associate folk horror with Christian demonology..." See his FolkHorror.com site for more. ** It also includes recent/modern and non-British works that draw on the same tropes. It is a list-in-progress, so suggestions are welcome!

  • Kill List
  • The Borderlands
  • The Wicker Man
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • Night of the Demon
  • The Witches
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • A Field in England
  • Cry of the Banshee
  • Penda's Fen
  • Hollow
  • Black Death
  • The Dark
  • Wake Wood
  • A Warning to the Curious
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar
  • Whistle and I'll Come to You
  • Children of the Corn
  • The Hallow
  • Deep in the Darkness
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Red Shift
  • Rites of Spring
  • Jug Face
  • Witchfinder General
  • Lord of Tears
  • The Last Great Wilderness
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Little Otik
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • The Shrine
  • Children of the Stones
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Outcast
  • The Devil's Rain
  • The Keep
  • Puffball
  • The Witch
  • Eyes of Fire
  • Viy