The IFI present Haunted Landscapes – A Season of Folk Horror from 16 – 30 July. According to David O’Mahony, Head of Programming at the IFI, “the term folk horror has been used to yoke together disparate cultural artefacts that exhibit common traits: an interest in paganism; traditional, rural communities with a connection to the land and its regenerative cycles; the importance of ritual and superstition over scientific rigour.”
The season welcomes renowned horror fiction novelist and critic Kim Newman to Dublin, who is attending the opening weekend to introduce Witchfinder General, The Wicker Man and Quartermass and the Pit.
Paul Farren got on the Film Ireland phone to talk to Kim about the films on offer, and the dangers of playing with farm implements and falling into threshing machines…
Tickets for the season are available now at www.ifi.ie or at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.
WITCHFINDER GENERAL July 16th (18.30)
THE WICKER MAN July 16th (20.45)
QUATERMASS AND THE PIT July 17th (14.00)
VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS July 20th (18.30)
BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW July 23rd (20.30)
THE DEVIL RIDES OUT July 24th (14.00)
NIGHT OF THE DEMON July 27th (18.30)
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT July 30th (20.30)