Welcome to the website of Contemporary Folk Horror in Film and Media conference, to be held at Leeds Beckett University Thursday 30th July and Friday 31st July 2020.

Conference organisers Melody Blackmore and Sue Chaplin invite proposals on all aspects of Folk Horror in film and media, including all things rural, sacrificial and isolated landscapes in the 21st Century and beyond.


It is our pleasure to announce that we have some amazing keynote speakers that will be attending the conference…

Keynote: Thomas Waters @DrThomasWaters. Historian. Lecturer at Imperial College London. Tutor for the WEA. Author of Cursed Britain: a History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times. His talk will be on the revival of exorcism and demonology in the churches of the Western world, from the 1970s

Keynote: Allan Bryce . Editor of the fantastic Darkside Magazine. A bi-monthly UK magazine covering the field of horror cinema. Launched in 1990 it has been edited throughout its run by AllanĀ  find the website here https://thedarksidemagazine.com/


There is the chance that this conference will be also involved in a collective works book edition on Folk Horror!! More details will be released closer to the time for the speakers/contributors involved in the event.

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