Folk Horror Fiction

Although folk horror is more often associated with the cinema of the late 60s and early 70s, in fiction it has had a much longer and broader history. An offshoot of the Gothic novel, it was greatly influenced by the folk and Celtic revivals of the 19th and early 20th century, as well as by the work of anthropologists and folklorists such as Sir John Frazer and Margaret Murray. Folk horror found a place within the work of some of the most prolific writers of supernatural fiction and produced its own prominent figures in writers such as Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood. The list of folk horror fiction below is by no means a definitive list and in some cases I have limited an author to one or two stories. For writers such as Machen and Blackwood I encourage readers to look at their complete works.
Folk Horror Short StoriesThrawn Janet by Robert Louis Stevenson (1887)Thrawn Janet is seeped in the superstitions of eighteenth century rural Scotland. Mostly written in an archaic Scots d…

Halloween Monster Music Playlist

Below the Monster Music Halloween playlist grouped into your favorite monster, featuring werewolves, zombies, vampires and killers.

Werewolf Music Playlist Werewolf – The Frantics Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon Werewolf – Southern Culture on the Skids Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival Howlin' For My Darlin' - The Chesterfield Kings Howl – Florence and the Machine The Wolf is At Your Door - Howlin' Wolf Werewolf - Michael Hurley Blue Moon - Sam Cooke/The Marcels The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen I Was A Teenage Werewolf – The Cramps Wolfman - Randy Fuller Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran Bark At The Moon – Ozzy Osbourne Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys Mr Werewolf – The Kac-Ties She Wolf – Shakira The Howl – Johnny Eager Howlin’ at the Moon – Hank Williams Howlin’ Wolf – John Lee Hooker Moondance - Van Morrison Wolf Pack – Kid Thomas I’m the Wolfman – Round Robin
Werewolf Heart - Dead Man's Bones

Zombie Music Playlist My Body's A Zombie for You - Dead Man…

Halloween Songs and Music

Get in the mood for Halloween with these Halloween themed songs.

Halloween Theme – John Carpenter Trick or Treat - Paul Smith and His Orchestra Hallowe'en Dance - American Symphony Orchestra Tonight Is Halloween – The Drool Brothers Halloween – Betty Grable Trick or Treat – Otis Redding Every Day is Halloween – Ministry Happy and Strange Night of Samhain – Les Derniers Trouvères Halloween – Siouxsie & The Banshees Happy Halloween – John Zacherley 

The Halloween Song - Bing Crosby & Boris Karloff Night Before Halloween – Bill Buchanan Halloween – The Dream Syndicate This is HalloweenNightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, also recorded by Marilyn Manson. Keepin’ Halloween Alive – Alice Cooper Halloween Spooks- Lambert Hendricks and Ross Trick or Treat - Terry Randazzo Halloween – Kay Lande and Wade Denning Trick or Treat - Fastway