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Thread #121939   Message #3588072
Posted By: GUEST,CS
01-Jan-14 - 07:09 AM
Thread Name: The re-Imagined Village
Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
In good re-Imagined tradition, I watched some nice British horror films this Xmas.

Mathew Hopkins Witchfinder General was good for atmosphere, and for seeing Hopkin's tramping ground in Suffolk villages like Lavenham. Lots of moody grass and woodland. The end was a bit crap. And the dumb blonde who decided to *stay in Lavenham* after the Witch burning episode was ridiculously infuriating.

I also watched Sean Bean's "Black Death" which wasn't a bad modern stab at recreating that classic British archaic horror / landscape vibe. Though it went a bit pants at the end as most horrors do and it borrowed too much from the Wicker Man. I'd have liked more 'real' paganism, or rather *absence of Christianity*, in so far as remote villages were typically ridiculed as 'pagan' not due to any conscious rejection of Christianity but merely ignorance concerning what all that latin and going to Church business was all about.

BBC's Tractate Middoth was entertaining but a bit lacking. The Ghoul was creepy but there could have been more 'mood'.