Mastodon Films - Ritual dust


This is a collection of films that impacted me by their stories, characters and/or art direction. I take a lot of inspiration in my work and in the music I collaboratively create for Blood and Dust from movies both old and new. I've also been collecting screenshots from movies for the longest time, as a kind of keepsake of the most striking scenes and compositions.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at night (2014)

Directed by
Ana Lily Amirpour

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Directed by
Francis ford Coppola

Children of the Stones (1977)

Directed by
Peter Graham Scott

Hackers (1995)

Directed by
Iain Softley

Hagazussa (2017)

Directed by
Lukas Feigelfeld
Dark psychedelic folk horror movie about witchcraft and generational curses.
In the Earth

In the Earth (2021)

Directed by
Ben Wheatley
Super trippy folk horror movie set on a pandemic backdrop. Plays around with modern interpretations of ancient rituals.

Let The right One In (2008)

Directed by
Tomas Alfredson

Mandy (2018)

Directed by
Panos Cosmatos

November (2017)

Directed by
Rainer Sarnet
Dark and raw Estonian folk horror movie featuring an existential philosopher snowman and magically animated bone and metal creatures known as kratts.

Stalker (1979)

Directed by
Andrei Tarkovsky

Tangerine (2015)

Directed by
Sean Baker
The Color of Pomegranates

The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Directed by
Sergei Parajanov
An extremely symbolic movie, every scene is a moving painting charged with textures, crafted folk items and meaning.
The VVitch

The VVitch (2015)

Directed by
Robert Eggers
Patriarchy and religious fanatism brings a curse upon an isolated family in 17th century new england, the Devil wins.
The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man (1973)

Directed by
Robin Hardy
One of the most defining movies of the folk horror genre, steeped in neo-pagan folklore and a great anti-cop ending.
Watership Down

Watership Down (1978)

Directed by
Martin Rosen
A story about fear, control, death and the struggle for a better society told by rabbits in the english countryside.