Cunning Folk

Cunning Folk

Cunning Folk is a collection focussing on folklore and folktales, the locals who believe in them and the outsiders who inevitably fall foul of them. If you know what's good for you, you will fear, respect and uphold the Old Ways of the Cunning Folk. Or else...

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  • The Wyrm of Bwlch Pen Barras

    2023 • United Kingdom • Directed by Craig Williams

    Early one winter morning in the rural town of Rhuthun in North Wales, three men are called upon once again to carry out a terrible assignment on the Bwlch Pen Barras mountain pass. Shot on 16mm by cinematographer Sean Price Williams (Good Time, ...

  • The Monkey's Paw

    2022 • United Kingdom • Directed by Ben Caplan

    When a mysterious stranger turns up on a stormy night, a family is seduced by tales of wishes granted by a monkey's paw. The wish they make doesn't quite turn out how they expect.

  • The Host

    1960 • United States • Directed by Jack Hill

    In this tense-as-hell 1960 short from Jack Hill (Coffy, Foxy Brown), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) plays an on-the-run cowboy who is laying low. But, to remain safe and appease a local tribe, he must commit another terrible crime…

    Hill and Haig’s...

  • At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul

    1964 • Brazil • Directed by José Mojica Marins

    Once seen, never forgotten! Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe) makes his screen debut in José Mojica Marins’ At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul, the first Brazilian-produced horror film. 

    Zé do Caixão is an undertaker in a small Brazilian town, searching for t...

  • Ringu

    1998 • Japan • Directed by Hideo Nakata

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introduced a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-ha...

  • Threshold

    2020 • United States • Directed by Powell Robinson & Patrick Robert Young

    When a phone call from out of the blue brings Leo (Joey Millin) back into contact with his sister, Virginia (Madison West), long estranged from her family due to years of drug abuse, he arrives to find her alone in a bare...

  • The Deeper You Dig

    2019 • United States • Directed by John Adams and Toby Poser

    Themes of family, loss and survival intersect on the thin line that separates the living from the dead in 'The Deeper You Dig', the latest feature written, directed by and starring filmmaking family the Adams Family ('Knuckle Jack', 'R...

  • Black Rainbow

    Mike Hodges ('Flash Gordon', 'Get Carter') wrote and directed this supernatural chiller as a meditation on the human race's ability to destroy the world, a gothic tale of suspense and the occult, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

    Martha Travis (Rosanna Arquette, 'Pulp Fiction', 'Crash...

  • Children of the Corn

    1984 • United States • Directed by Fritz Kiersch

    A young couple travelling cross-country find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin, where they meet a mysterious religious cult of children. With no adults in sight the terror brews as the new arrivals find the secrets of the prospering ...

  • Sleep

    2020 • Germany • Directed by Michael Venus

    Nightmare and trauma. Fear and repression. Guilt and atonement. Weaving together the emotional violence of horror with the cryptic motifs of German folk and fairy tales, ARROW is proud to present Sleep, the debut feature from a major new talent in worl...

  • Dream & Folktale in Sleep

    Dream & Folktale in Sleep, an interview with anthropologist, dream researcher, and filmmaker Louise S. Milne.

  • Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji

    2018 • Japan • Directed by Tomu Uchida

    Praised by Japanese film critics and much admired by his contemporaries, Tomu Uchida nonetheless remains a little-known in the west. His 1955 masterpiece Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is an excellent entry point for the newcomer. Set during the Edo period, Blo...

  • Dark August

    1976 • United States • Directed by Martin Goldman

    Witchcraft and psychic phenomena abound in this criminally-neglected slow-burn chiller from director Martin Goldman, starring Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire). J.J. Barry plays Sal, an out-of-towner relocated to a small ...

  • The Ballad of Narayama

    Throughout the 1980s, Shohei Imamura (The Pornographers, Profound Desires of the Gods), a leading figure of the Japanese New Wave era of the 1960s, cemented his international reputation as one of the most important directors of his generation with a series of films that all competed at Cannes to ...

  • Crow Hand !!!

    2015 ・ United States ・ Directed by Brian Lonano

    A Husband gets more than he bargains for when he picks up a mysterious crow totem off the ground, much to his Wife's chagrin.

  • Kotoko

    Kotoko (pop star Cocco in her first starring role) is a young mother struggling to raise her young son Daijiro. Her grip on reality is shaky at best. Through her narration we quickly learn she sees double of everyone, one good and one evil. The problem is she can't tell which one is real, and is ...

  • Moonshine Mountain

    1964 • United States • Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis

    White Lightnin' flows jes' like water on Moonshine Mountain! Country singer Doug Martin returns home to the beautiful Carolina hills to capture back his Southern spirit, but a murder soon shakes this small community-and their precious Whi...

  • The Mad Fox

    1962 • Japan • Directed by Tomu Uchida

    In stark contrast to the monochrome naturalism of his earlier masterwork Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji, visionary master director Tomu Uchida took inspiration from Bunraku and kabuki theater for arguably his strangest and most lavishly cinematic film, The Mad ...

  • 100 Monsters

    1968 • Japan • Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda

    A greedy slumlord’s attempts to forcefully evict his tenants invite the wrath of the titular spirits when a cleansing ritual is botched, with terrifying results.

  • The Vampire Doll

    A young man goes missing after visiting his girlfriend's isolated country home. His sister and her boyfriend trace him to the creepy mansion, but their search becomes perilous when they uncover a gruesome family history.

  • The Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures

    1976 • Brazil • Directed by José Mojica Marins

    In The Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures, José Mojica Marins stars as the mysterious proprietor of an isolated guest house where, on a dark and stormy night, an eclectic group of strangers seek shelter. Is the proprietor Zé Do Caixão? Why do all the...

  • The Child

    1977 ・ United States ・ Directed by Robert Voskanian

    From The Bad Seed to Bloody Birthday, the killer kid movie has long been a staple of the horror genre - but they don't come quite as devilish or downright delirious as 1977's The Child! Young Alicianne arrives at an isolated old farmhouse to lo...