Young film directors are channelling Ireland’s dark folklore and contemporary social ills into a wave of horror films that are finding mainstream audiences overseas.
Four of the 11 films shown at the FrightFest festival in Glasgow earlier this year were made in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
“Irish folklore is particularly dark and lends itself to horror,” said the film’s writer and director, Kate Dolan, 31.
“All my feature films have been in the horror genre and I’ll probably stay there.
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