Enys Men: Oblique, transformative folk horror

I reviewed Mark Jenkin’s follow-up to Bait for Sight&Sound. An oblique take on 1970s folk horror, Enys Men creates a genuinely haunting experience rooted in the Cornish landscape.

A middle-aged woman (Mary Woodvine) lives alone on an island dominated by an ancient stone. Every day, she goes through the same mysterious ritual, checking unusual flowers on the cliff, dropping a stone down an old mineshaft, walking up to the stone. As spring comes, she is faced with increasingly strange occurrences.

Read the full review in Sight&Sound.

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