Hell-Tor Film Festival
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dartmoor has long held a tradition of demon hounds. Mark Norman – author of Black Dog Folklore – examines the folklore surrounding Black Dogs, particularly, but not exclusively, in the South West; dog ghosts and various non-physical dogs of British tradition such as grims, shucks, and gytrashes. He will also discuss both threatening and protective folkloristic dogs, as well as dogs in dreams.
A new festival celebrating Dartmoors rich history of ghosts, ghouls and witchcraft. The inaugural Hell-Tor film festival will present a weekend of Gothic horror with films, talks and readings inspired by the folklore of the moor.
Hell-Tor is a mixture of classic horror features, shorts, lectures and opportunities to hear renowned genre directors, authors and actors talk openly of their own love of the genre and the regions legacy. Its time for horror to come home.
Mark Norman is a folklore researcher and writer based in Devon. His new book, Black Dog Folklore, is available now from Troy Books. Mark is a committee member of the Folklore Society. He has written for a number of online and print publications and holds what is believed to be the UKs largest archive of black dog traditions and eyewitness accounts. Mark is the creator and host of The Folklore Podcast which releases twice monthly and features many eminent guests from the world of folklore.
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