SXSW 2018 Film Review | The Field Guide to Evil

Eight filmmakers from across the world bring to life nightmarish folktales from their countries. The idea is to shed light on the original stories and fears that laid the ground work for horror as we know it today. What’s great here is that the directors were set loose and free to choose their folklore subjects, and the results are strange, outlandish, and unsettling but never truly terrifying.

Seeing the different cultures and styles on display make it a watchable and cool experience, and overall I think it’s a successful anthology experiment. There’s enough weird darkness to satisfy most, and fans of world folklore should catch it for sure.