9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021 Globe Cinema

19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022 Globe Cinema

Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched

United States, 2021 : Alberta Premiere
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description

An exploration of the folk horror phenomenon and its culturally specific manifestations in international horror, from its first wave in the 1970s to today.

The comprehensive folk horror documentary starting with the 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.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
SXSW 2021
Fantasia International Film Festival 2021
Vancouver International Film Festival 2021

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Kier-La Janisse is a film writer, programmer, publisher, producer, and founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. She was a producer on MIKE MALLOY’S EUROCRIME: THE ITALIAN COP AND GANGSTER FILMS THAT RULED THE ’70S (2012), Sean Hogan’s WE ALWAYS FIND OURSELVES IN THE SEA (2017), Mike McKinlay’s TIGHTS WORSHIP: THE PROCESSES OF THE RITA (2019) and David Gregory’s TALES OF THE UNCANNY (2020). She is currently developing an animated film based on Julia Gfrörer’s graphic novel Vision. A house editor and producer of bonus features at Severin Films, WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED is her directorial debut. Kier-La Janisse is also the founder and long-time curator of CUFF's Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party!

Created by Emily, host of 7/10 Split, Fridays, 11AM-12PM

press for Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched

"An extensive crash course that will teach you far more than you ever expected there was to know about folk horror."
- Bloody Disgusting

details

Documentary / Horror / First Feature / Woman Director

English | English Subtitles
193 minutes

credits

Director
Kier-La Janisse

Executive Producers
David Gregory
Carl Daft

Producers
Kier-La Janisse
Winnie Cheung

Screenwriter
Kier-La Janisse

Cinematographers
Jim Kunz
Sarah Appleton
Neil Edwards
Jacqueline Castel
Iain Marcks

Official website:
https://woodlandsdarkanddaysbewitched.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/woodlandsdarkanddaysbewitched

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/woodlandsdarkanddaysbewitched

community

awards

Winner Midnighters Audience Award, SXSW 2021
Winner Best Documentary, Fantasia International Film Festival 2021
Winner Grand Jury Prize, Best Graveyard Shift Feature Nashville Film Festival 2021

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