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Clocking in at over 3 hours long, the new documentary WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED explores the folk horror phenomenon from its beginnings in a trilogy of films – Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggard’s Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973) – through its proliferation on British television in the 1970s and its culturally specific manifestations in American, Asian, Australian and European horror, to the genre’s revival over the last decade.

Touching on over 200 films and featuring over 50 interviewees, WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED investigates the many ways that we alternately celebrate, conceal and manipulate our own histories in an attempt to find spiritual resonance in our surroundings.

Watch the trailer below:

In addition to this feature doc, Severin Films is releasing a massive folk horror box set called ALL THE HAUNTS BE OURS: A COMPENDIUM OF FOLK HORROR which they call, "The most comprehensive collection of its kind" which includes WOODLANDS DARK & DAYS BEWITCHE as well as 19 of the best-known, least-known, rarely-seen and thought-lost classics of folk horror from around the world, all restored from the best available vault elements.

Includes Special Features that include short films, audio commentaries and exclusive featurettes.

The ultimate genre exploration continues with the original WOODLANDS soundtrack by Jim Williams and a reading of the classic short story ‘The White People’ by actress Linda Hayden, as well as a 126-page illustrated book curated by Janisse and designed by Luke Insect featuring all-new writings by renowned film scholars, authors and historians.

You have to order it from Severin.

Watch the trailer for the box set below:

Recommended Release: The Wicker Man

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