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[PODCAST] Director George Popov Invites Us to Step Through a Doorway and Into the SIDEWORLD


E.L. King interviews special guest George Popov, director of the folk horror documentary series Sideworld. Bulgarian-born Popov has been revered for his unique visual style and carefully crafted atmosphere. The SIDEWORLD series currently has three installments, Haunted Forests of England, Terrors of the Sea, and Damnation Village. Each explores a trove of frightening tales, myths, and folklore.

George’s early impact on British cinema is an exciting sign of things to come, with his work ‘Hex’ (2017) and ‘The Droving’ (2020) featured in Rob Young's book 'The Magic Box: Viewing Britain through the rectangular window', a catalog and exploration of culturally defining British films and television, labeled "Terrific" and "A lucid and patriotic guided tour" by the New York Times. Both films also received glowing reviews from top UK film critic and writer for Empire Magazine, Kim Newman, who praised the films for breathing life into the folk horror genre.

The entirety of the Sideworld documentary series is now streaming on Amazon and Tubi.

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"It's Slaying Time" is performed by voice actor Chris Kane.


January 5, 2023


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