Damnable Tales - A Folk Horror Anthology

By Richard Wells

An illustrated collection of classic Folk Horror stories

Thursday, 2 July 2020

'The Music on the Hill'

Hello again!

Here’s a first look at my latest completed lino print for Damnable Tales.

‘The Music on the Hill’, by the enigmatically pen-named Saki (Hector Hugh Munro to his friends), first published in the collection The Chronicles of Clovis, 1911.

A classic Folk Horror plot, with the ignorant bourgeoisie townsfolk relocating to the country and failing to respect ancient country traditions - namely disrespecting the Great God Pan! A short, sharp shock of a tale, with a particularly brutal final paragraph…

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John Tarrow
 John Tarrow says:

I just love these lino prints, but especially like this one. Such talent. Cannot wait until I get the finished book. In my Unbound novel, I tried to captured that modern urban folk tale feel – so it's no surprise that I have a fondness for the original stories...

posted 2nd July 2020

Richard Wells
 Richard Wells says:

Thanks John!

posted 2nd July 2020

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