Folk Horror Revival is a gathering place to share and discuss Folk Horror in film, TV, books, art, music, events and other media. We also explore psychogeography, hauntology, folklore, cultural rituals and costume, earth mysteries, archaic history, hauntings, Southern Gothic, ‘landscapism / visionary naturalism & geography’, backwoods, murder ballads, carnivalia, dark psychedelia, wyrd Forteana and other strange edges.
Urban Wyrd Project explores the sense of otherness within the narrative, experience, image or feeling concerning a densely human-constructed area or the in-between spaces and edge-lands bordering the bucolic and the built -up: Or surrounding modern technology with regard to another energy at play or in control: be it supernatural, spiritual, historical, nostalgic or psychological. Possibly sinister but always somehow unnerving or unnatural.
Based on a concept by Adam Scovell ( https://celluloidwickerman.com/2015/04/13/the-urban-wyrd-in-folk-horror/
) and in association to the books Folk Horror Revival: Urban Wyrd 1: Spirits of Time + 2. Spirits of Place. Relating to Psychogeography, Hauntology, Dystopia, Speculative Fiction, urban decay, strange suburbia, edgelands, weird architecture / technology and other related streets in art, media, culture and life.
While most of the discussion takes place on the Folk Horror Revival Facebook group this site is intended to be a store of information and resources for those revivalists who wish to travel on their own for a spell.
New visitors should first read Andy Paciorek’s introductory essay, From the Forests, Fields and Furrows, and then the FHR FAQ. Adepts may find the links to Further Resources of use.
Note: Folk Horror Revival ideally wanted to remain as apolitical as possible, but following threats and abuse received by a friend and associate from individuals who were trying to appropriate her work and project name for xenophobic nationalistic purposes, in support to her we have decided to nail our flag to the mast and state our clear and solid opposition to ideologies, actions and individuals who express bigotry and hate towards others because of their race, religion, culture, gender, sexuality, age, physical and/or mental health, appearance and identity.
Folk Horror Revival is Against Fascism!!
Folk Horror Revival is in support of celebrating the folklore, folk custom and costumes of all cultures – not labeling such as ‘horror’ or for exploitative cause but to display our appreciation of and interest in different cultural aesthetic expression and for educational and inspirational purposes.