On this month’s episode, we discuss the fertile playground of folk horror, old and new, with a look at “The Wicker Man” and “Apostle”.
Episode 34: “THE WICKER MAN” (1973) vs “APOSTLE” (2018)
Spring has sprung! In this episode, we are discussing the unique and terrifying subgenre of Folk Horror.
The films up for discussion are The Wicker Man (1973) and Apostle (2018). We delve into what makes folk horror the interesting subgenre that it is; from rural locations, isolated communities, and scenes of graphic violence, this genre is ripe with allegory.
Once we lay the foundation of folk horror, we go deeper into the concepts of communes vs cults and how a seemingly peaceful community turns into a destructive, dangerous place.
From there, we pull back the branches to explore the power and agency of nature, and humans’ place in the world.
From supernatural entities to gods of the sun and sea, we leave no leaf unturned. Join us as we venture into the dark world of folk horror, human sacrifice, and the untamed landscape.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Jess and Kelly co-host the well-produced, highly entertaining, and insightful monthly podcast known as I SPIT ON YOUR PODCAST. Every month, they explore the world of horror entertainment, with each episode centering around a particular theme. This is a time once a month where Jess puts down her bloody knitting needles and Kelly steps away from the TV to discuss horror movies and other horror mediums with thoughtful analysis, research, and passion.