Folk Horror & Wyrd Britain

An ever-expanding collection of folk, horror and folk-horror film and TV (with a dash of dystopian sci-fi, fantasy, paranoid thriller, creepy/magical children's fare and urban wyrd), located in the British Isles and Ireland. Magic, myth, monsters, madness, music, demons, curses, witches, war, pestilence, paganism, possession, phantoms, runes, revenants and rituals.

Inspired by Adam Scovell's book "Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange" and the essay collections published by Folk Horror Revival ("Field Studies" and "Urban Wyrd Volumes I & II"), and extrapolated from there, allowing for the broadest, most inclusive interpretations of the form's many modes. Recommendations for additions welcome.

  • Catweazle
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • When the Wind Blows
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Bed Sitting Room
  • Countess Dracula
  • The Doctor and the Devils
  • The Edge of the World
  • Burnt Offering: The Cult of The Wicker Man
  • Wake Wood
  • A Haunting at the Rectory
  • A Pattern of Roses
  • The Wicker Tree
  • Mrs. Amworth
  • Withnail & I
  • Unhappy Birthday
  • A Monster Calls
  • We Always Find Ourselves in the Sea
  • The Third Day
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Hands of the Ripper
  • Endless Night
  • Curse of the Witching Tree
  • The Fades
  • Gone to Earth
  • The Day of the Triffids
  • Urban Ghost Story
  • How I Live Now
  • Nuclear
  • The Wicker Man
  • The Birch
  • Foxes
  • Dead Man's Shoes
  • Night of the Eagle
  • Prevenge
  • Calibre
  • The Green Knight
  • Extra Ordinary
  • Hammer House of Horror
  • Red Shift
  • The Black Gloves
  • Darklands
  • The Unkindness of Ravens
  • Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980
  • Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983
  • The House That Dripped Blood
  • Dead Set
  • The Cleansing
  • The Orchard End Murder
  • Apaches
  • Nurse Will Make It Better
  • A History of Horror
  • The Devil's Doorway
  • I Don't Want to Be Born
  • Theatre of Blood
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Witching Time
  • Frenzy
  • Don't Look Now
  • Inbred
  • The Cottage
  • Death Line
  • Kill List
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • The Gathering
  • Reign of Fire
  • Secret Rites
  • The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
  • Be Glad for the Song Has No Ending
  • Brimstone and Treacle
  • Midwinter of the Spirit
  • The Cicerones
  • The Firm
  • Bedazzled
  • The Shadow Line
  • The Reckoning
  • From Hell
  • Puffball
  • Dog Soldiers
  • Richard III
  • Number 13
  • The Power of the Witch: Real or Imaginary?
  • White Settlers
  • The Witches
  • Excalibur
  • The Black Tower
  • Brimstone & Treacle
  • Invitation to Hell
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • Privilege
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Way of the Morris
  • Macbeth
  • Only a Fool Breaks the 2 Second Rule - Pile-up
  • Tales That Witness Madness
  • Richard III
  • Paperhouse
  • The Man from Nowhere
  • Quarantine
  • The Ballad of Shirley Collins