Paranormal Daily: Irish Folk Horror and ‘Cursed Song’ Legends

ALL YOU NEED IS DEATH: “an essential addition to the folk horror canon”


As well as my various activities as a writer/commentator and novelist, I’m currently co-director of development for movie/TV production company 1185 Films, who have the Irish Folk Horror film ALL YOU NEED IS DEATH released this year.

Paul Duane’s forthcoming All You Need is Death, meanwhile, pulls mythology and superstition into the contemporary sphere by telling the story of a young couple, Anna and Aleks, who collect old folk ballads to sell to collectors. When they secretly record an ancient taboo and previously undocumented folk song, they get more than they bargained for; one reviewer has already called the film “an essential addition to the folk horror canon”.


Delve into the world of uniquely Irish supernatural creatures and ‘cursed’ songs.

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