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- Apr 18, 2015
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Where did you get that definition from? My own definition would be something like: (a) horror based on local or national foklore and/or urban myths, as well as (b) horror which is `of the people` in a cottage- industryish sort of way.Examples? I haven't found too much on my own. My definition of folk horror is "horror arising from the landscape itself" so besides Children of the Corn, we appear to be sorely lacking in such things. (I have my theories as to why, but they are neither here nor there.)
If we were to accept that definition then The Blair Witch Project would be a prime example of American folk horror.
Then, maybe, so would the Wrong Turn franchise - with it's deranged hillbilly premise.
Then you have The Slender Man - both the myth itself and the fictional spin offs from it.
So plenty there to be getting on with!