Folktales are an inexhaustible source of material for filmmakers. Some stories that have been told for centuries contain a treasure trove of terror, cruelty and horror. In this horror anthology, eight international filmmakers draw from their native folklore. The viewer navigates between a nightmarish story of forbidden love in Austria, a Turkish tale of horror in which a jinni grabs a newborn baby and an encounter of the third kind in the American mountains. The segment by Peter Strickland, a free adaptation of a Hungarian folktale, halfway between the Brothers Grimm and the giallo, concludes The Field Guide to Evil in grand style.


Country: Germany, Norway, Poland, UK, USA

Year: 2018

Runtime: 1hr57

Version: multi-lingual, subtitled in English and French

Rating: 16+

Cast & Credits

Directors: Ashim Ahluwalia, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland, Yannis Veslemes

Producers: Tim League, Ant Simpson

Scenarios: Robert Bolesto, Elif Domanic, Peter Strickland

Cinematographers: Martin Gschlacht, Mark Gyori, Christos Karamanis

Editors: Christophe Brunner, Matyas Fekete, Jaroslav Kaminski

Actors: Birgit Minichmayr, Sarah Navratil, Niharika Singh