folklore/mythology

Cucuy: The Boogeyman – USA, 2018

‘You better behave’ Cucuy: The Boogeyman is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film written, produced and directed by Peter Sullivan (The Sandman; Ominous; High School Possession; Summoned). The Hybrid/Production Media Films movie stars Marisol Nichols, Brian Krause, Jearnest Corchado, Bella… Read More ›

Ogopogo – mythical creature

In Canadian folklore, the Ogopogo or Naitaka (Salish: n’ha-a-itk, “lake demon”) is a lake monster reported to live in Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia, Canada. The Ogopogo has been allegedly seen by First Nations people since the 19th century. The most common description of Ogopogo is a 40 to 50-foot-long (12… Read More ›

Muse – USA, 2017

Muse is a 2017 supernatural horror feature film written and directed by John Burr. The movie stars Riley Egan, Elle Evans, Kate Mansi and Lou Ferrigno Jr. The plot is based on the Gaelic legend of the leannán sí – a type of fairy-demon that… Read More ›

The Golem – Israel, 2018

‘An ancient legend reborn’ The Golem is a 2018 Israeli/American supernatural horror feature film directed by Doron and Yoav Paz (JeruZalem). The movie stars Hani Furstenberg, Ishai Golan and Alex Tritenko. It was produced by Shalom Eisenbach in conjunction with Shaked Berenson and… Read More ›

Ghoul – TV series, India

‘Betrayal is close’ Ghoul is a 2018 Indian Hindi supernatural horror TV series written and directed by Patrick Graham (Phir Se) and starring Radhika Apte (Phobia), Manav Kaul and Mahesh Balraj. The series, which is loosely based on Arabic folklore, has been co-produced by Blumhouse… Read More ›

Wendigo – USA, 2001

Wendigo is a 2001 American horror film written, edited and directed by Larry Fessenden (Depraved; Beneath; Habit); it stars starring Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Erik Per Sullivan, and John Speredakos. George (Jake Weber) is a professional photographer with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time… Read More ›

GoatSucker – USA, 2009

GoatSucker is a 2009 American horror film written, co-produced and directed by Steve Hudgins (It Lives in the Attic; The Caretakers; Spirit Stalkers; Hell Is Full; et al). The Big Biting Pig Production stars Randy Hardesty, Kim Welsh and Neil Vowels. Capitalizing… Read More ›

The Mimic – South Korea, 2017

A woman, whose son has been missing for some time, moves to the countryside with her husband, daughter and sick mother-in-law.

Out walking one day near Mount Jang, a mysterious mountain where there appears to have existed a mythical creature which mimics the voices of humans, the woman meets a seemingly lost, and mute, young girl by a cave.

The girl reminds her so much of her son that she takes her in, until such time that she can locate her parents or guardian. It is not long before the girl begins to mimic the voice of her own daughter and strange and sinister events start to happen around the house…

Devil’s Trail – USA, 2017

‘It’s real’ Devil’s Trail is a 2017 American found footage horror film directed by Henrique Couto (Amityville: No Escape; Scarewaves; Babysitter Massacre; et al) from a screenplay by Jeremy Biltz. The New Dynamic production stars Henrique Couto, Joni Durian and John Bradley Hambrick. Two… Read More ›

Valley of Shadows – Norway, 2017

Valley of Shadows is a 2017 Norwegian fantasy horror film directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen from a screenplay co-written with Clement Tuffreau. It stars Adam Ekeli and Kathrine Fagerland. A young boy, Aslak (Adam Ekeli), struggling to connect with his mother (Kathrine Fagerland),… Read More ›

Halloween – celebration

Halloween, or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins… Read More ›

Chupacabra – urban myth

The chupacabra or chupacabras – literally “goat-sucker”; from “chupar“, “to suck”, and “cabra“, “goat” – is a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas, with its first purported sightings reported in Puerto Rico. The name comes from the animal’s… Read More ›

Moth – UK/Hungary/USA, 2016

‘The truth is always scarier’ Moth is a 2016 British-Hungarian-American found footage horror film directed by Gergö Elekes, József Gallai (Bodom) from a screenplay by the latter. It is an international co-production by Elekes Pictures, Rovar Pictures and The Blood-Shed. Main cast:… Read More ›

Interchange – Malaysia, 2016

‘Where reality and folklore intersect.’ Interchange is a 2016 Malaysian supernatural noir thriller directed by Dain Iskandar Said from a screenplay co-written with Nandita Solomon, June Tan, Redza Minhat. Forensic photographer Adam (Iedil Putra) has developed a hallucinatory condition and becomes a hermit… Read More ›

Strigoi – folklore

In Romanian mythology, strigoi (English: striga, poltergeist) are the troubled souls of the dead rising from the grave. Some strigoi can be living people with certain magical properties. Some of the properties of the strigoi include: the ability to transform into… Read More ›

Killer Mermaid aka Nymph – Serbia, 2014

‘Mysterious. Irresistible. Deadly.’ Killer Mermaid – aka Killer Mermaids; Nymph; and Mamaula – is a 2014 Serbian horror feature film directed by Milan Todorovi from a screenplay by Barry Keating (Downhill; Nightworld).The movie stars Kristina Klebe (Tales of Halloween), Franco Nero (Hitch-Hike), and Natalie Burn. Friends… Read More ›

Ghost Weddings – article

In Chinese tradition, a ghost marriage (Chinese: 冥婚; pinyin: mínghūn; literally: “spirit marriage”) is a marriage in which one or both parties are deceased. Other forms of ghost marriage are practiced worldwide, from Sudan, to India, to France since 1959…. Read More ›