May 17, 2009

Stories from the Macedonian Folklore

Macedonian TV production is not particularly rich. You can count on one hand the programs that have made impact over a longer period of time: Tussled Alphabet, Dossier Skopje, Boo! Tailors, K-15, and last but not least, Stories from the Macedonian Folklore (all my translations).  Since this is a blog about horror, it has to be stressed that none of these shows has been created to scare people, but that said, certain characters or episodes of each can easily be edited into more traditional horror shows or anthologies. 

"Dream," an episode of Stories... stands out in particular with its macabre story line, and thick atmosphere. For some reason, it really reminds me of Italian film productions in the late 1970s, and its finale is actually quite shocking given that it was targeting children. That the episode includes a few oniric sequences is also a big plus in my book. So, for the reasons stated above, below you will find both parts of the episode for your viewing pleasure (in Macedonian only!). 

Oh, and just one last thought before I let you go: pay attention to the eerie synth-laden soundtrack, and if you know where it comes from, please leave a comment or e-mail me.

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