Harry Baker 

Folk Horror and the Mythic Cycle

A tendency in British film is to treat landscape as a monument to be displayed, sometimes benign or hostile, but always essentially static. In this paper, I examine how the investment of the landscape with mythic or weird significance can be used as a strategy to resist this stasis.

Harry Baker is a London-based filmmaker and editor. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he was a recipient of the Ivy Compton-Burnett prize for creative writing, and at the London Film School, where he produced and co-edited In the Hills, which was an Official Selection of this year's Cannes Film Festival (Cinefondation section). His graduation film as Writer/Director, Troll, is currently under submission to a number of festivals.

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