The Pocket Film of Superstitions with Tom Lee Rutter | Talking Weird #80

Born and raised in the Black Country, West Midlands but now residing in Worcestershire Tom Lee Rutter has been passionate about films and film-making from as far back as he can remember. In 2017 he made the acclaimed docu-horror BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM which examined a local unsolved murder which has become world known folklore.He works for Black Country boutique label Treasured Films producing extra features for Blu-ray releases and writes about horror and cult films for collectors magazines such as We Belong Dead and websites such as We Are Cult. In 2023 he participated in the feature anthology VIDEO SHOP TALES OF TERROR directing the segment "These Burnt Children".Tom's latest feature THE POCKET FILM OF SUPERSTITIONS continues his love for archaic & feverish cinematic styles which take their cues from the silent-era through to the 1970's.The film has its US premiere at MidWest WeirdFest this coming weekend, March 1-3 at Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.Check out the festival's full program: the trailer for THE POCKET FILM OF SUPERSTITIONS here: visits with Talking Weird to chat about his mesmerizing film and the superstitions behind it. From the dangers of sleep walking, through folkloric tales of the Devil and witchcraft, to the secret significance of birds and the evil eye, get ready for a conversation that travels into the depths of strange folk belief.This is a fascinating episode that anyone with an interest in folklore and superstitions will not want to miss!