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The Evolution of Horror

Jul 27, 2018

This week things get dark, arty and existential...Mike is joined by Sam Ashurst to discuss Ingmar Bergman and how two of his movies fit the folk horror mould. Sam also discusses the upcoming world premiere of his movie, Frankenstein's Creature, at Frightfest 2018. 

Music by Jack Whitney

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Jul 20, 2018

"Leaning...leaning..."
This week Mike ventures out of Britain to explore some early international examples of folk horror. Firstly he is joined by Paul Ridd to discuss THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) and then by Kevin Lyons to discuss ONIBABA (1964). 

Music by Jack Whitney

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Jul 13, 2018

This week Mike is joined by Mary Wild to discuss folk horror from a psychoanalytic perspective, then Thom Burgess to take a spoiler free look at folk horror on the small screen, from 70s TV shows like Robin Redbreast and Children of the Stones, through to modern day U.S. shows like True Detective and American...


Jul 6, 2018

"OH GOD! OH JESUS CHRIST!"
This week Mike is joined by film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh to discuss her favourite film and the most iconic folk horror of all time, The Wicker Man. Warning: this discussion may contain some bad singing and dodgy Scottish accents.

Music by Jack Whitney

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Jul 1, 2018

In this special bonus episode, Mike talks to acclaimed writers / actors / directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson about their new movie The Endless, which is currently the most critically celebrated horror movie of 2018. They also discuss their thoughts on the horror genre, folk horror and Mike has some...