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Folk Horror Revival And A Rising From The Furrows: Ether Signposts #9/52a - A Year In The Country
Back when I first started the research and cultural wanderings that would become A Year In The Country, only a few to five or six years ago, folk horror as a phrase and genre still seemed to be quite a niche and relatively esoteric term and area of culture. Move forward to 2016 and 2017 and while it is not exactly thoroughly mainstream, it has risen out of the furrows somewhat and this once niche woodland is now quite a sizeable forest. One particular reflection of this is the online growth in popularity of Folk Horror Revival, whose Facebook page and group between them number followers and likes in the multiple and tens of thousands. A further example of this growth in popularity and stepping overground is the Folk Horror Revival event that was held at the British Museum in October 2016, tickets for which sold out somewhat quickly.