In one of the first attempts I made at canonising the sub-genre of Folk Horror, I likened the majority of its films to be brilliant but mere fugues on the ideas presented in Benjamin Christensen's Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922). Outside of Victor Sjöström's The Phantom Carriage (1921), it was the earliest and most … Continue reading The Uncanny in Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)- Benjamin Christensen.
When whole continents of viewers believe you to have made your best and most accomplished film on your first go, two things can potentially happen. Arrogance can take a hold turning you into a useless artist or the burden or pressure to create something just as brilliant can cripple. For some reason though neither of … Continue reading F For Fake – Orson Welles (1973)