What the Pit Wants: Folk Horror (Appalachia)

A few months ago, I dedicated a Saturday on Whippoorwill Hollow to Folk Horror. It wasn't really something I had planned; rather, I found myself slipping down one of those serendipitous research holes pretty early in the morning and decided just to go with it and then share the trip with anyone who cared to follow along. I… Continue reading What the Pit Wants: Folk Horror (Appalachia)

Good Country People: Southern Gothic

“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going was never there...” – Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood   The Christ-haunted landscape (a personal note) Flannery O'Connor referred to the South as "Christ-haunted," and that's a phrase that always comes to mind whenever I visit home and see those towering Bernard Coffindaffer Crosses on the… Continue reading Good Country People: Southern Gothic