Daydreams of a local myth merge with reality when a man loses his daughter on the moor
The Moor is a horror film, but more specifically, it is a folk horror and must be viewed with this in mind.
The significance of the May Day celebrations and search for a little girl is without a doubt the most inescapable comparison to The Wicker Man, the most famous of all folk horrors.
The Moor also draws inspiration from early Italian horror maestro Mario Bava – the figure of the black-cloaked huntsman being the most obvious – but moreover the psychological concept of the beast existing nowhere but in the mind of the protagonist.
Written and Directed by James Everett
Length - 11:50
Sound – 5.1 Dolby
A man takes his daughter to the moor for a day out but when she disappears he becomes convinced she's been snatched by a mysterious huntsman. As he searches for her his journey becomes a psychological battle between his mind and the moor.
The moor can be a deceptive beast
Folk horror, rural horror, pagan