Cultural Gutter: Into the Woods
I missed my last rotation on The Cultural Gutter due to holiday travel, so I’m overcompensating this time with Into the Woods, a meandering look at childhood in semi-rural Kentucky and a trio of films I think form a pretty solid basis for American science fiction folk horror.
At its core there is something very British about folk horror, so tied is it to the landscape of rural and semi-rural England, the ancient Pagan rites and cultures that, because they did not write anything down, lend themselves so readily to mystery, interpretation, and myth-making. Eventually, however, as an American lad, I started thinking about American folk horror and, as is my way, the places where American folk horror and science fiction intersect.
Full article: Into the Woods