The 2015 Italian movie Deep in the Wood is set in an alpine village and begins on Krampusnacht … More Deep in the Wood
Nigerian low-budget film The Lost Okoroshi delves into the complex personal and societal ramifications of modernization as traditional animistic customs are lost or forgotten. … More The Lost Okoroshi
Ukrainian electro-folk band Onuka released a fantastic video for their song “Zenit” which features an array of magical creatures … More Zenit
The UK just released a set of stamps called “Curious Customs” which celebrates British annual celebrations and folk customs … More Curious Customs
Discovered this artist, Ben Edge, who specializes in folkloric themes (with lots of mumming!) … More Ben Edge
Yet in recent years the Krampus has developed to become an altogether very modern bogeyman, with a rising number of complaints about the demons acting in a drunkenly and disorderly fashion … More Krampus “gone rogue”
By Our Selves retraces John Clare’s journey on foot from Epping Forest up into Northamptonshire. The film will feature Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore, Toby Jones and a Straw Bear. … More Straw Bear on a Walk
Fantastic mumming illustration by tattoo artist Mike Moses.
Two photographs of modern mummers decked out in costumes made of straw. … More Straw
The magical fairy-tale world of Alexandra Dvornikova includes some familiar mummers and other masked folk.