From the producers of The ABC’s of Death and featuring the works of eight talented filmmakers comes The Field Guide to Evil. Each chapter represents a different folk horror mythology from a different corner of the globe. The trailer (embedded at the top of the article) may start off idyllic, but shit gets really crazy really fast. Fasten your seatbelt!
“We approach creating a project like this as fans. What do we want to see first and foremost? Then we assembled a team of filmmakers we felt to be among the most interesting new voices in horror on the planet,” says producer Ant Timpson. “We can’t wait for audiences to explore these diverse and dark paths they’ve created.”
The Field Guide to Evil features segments by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy, The Lodge), Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, Berberian Sound Studio), Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure, Fugue), Katrin Gebbe (Nothing Bad Can Happen, Pelican Blood), Can Evrenol (Baskin, Housewife), Calvin Reeder (The Rambler), Ashim Ahluwalia (Miss Lovely), and Yannis Veslemes (Norway).
Eight of the most exciting new voices in international horror were asked to draw upon the folklore of their country, reimagining a legend through their own unique (and often twisted) creative lens.