DAMIEN B. RAPHAEL is a writer who lives and works in Oxfordshire, England. His work has appeared in The Ghastling and AHH! That’s What I Call Horror: An Anthology of ’90s Horror. You can find him on Instagram as @damienbraphael.
The Fiends in the Furrows III: Final Harvest
“As the Thing is Needed”
What do you like most about Folk Horror?
I live in an area that’s steeped in folk weirdness. There’s an ancient stone circle nearby, and stories about places having (at one point in time) enough witches to draw a wagon of hay up a hill. I like how folk horror feels so closeby and tangible, and how its fabricated lore and rituals feel only a stone’s throw from reality.
What inspired you to write your FIENDS III story?
I remember reading an article about folk healers in Eastern Poland and really liked the idea of such a healer coming over to England and imparting their knowledge to a new generation.
What upcoming projects are you working on?
I’m working on a new folk horror story, and am halfway through a new novel.