A Peculiar Horror

Genre: Documentary/Conceptual
George Bernard Shaw once described Malvern’s quarried hills as having a ‘peculiar horror’. The appropriation of this title serves to couple the quarry’s controversial creation with recent tragedies and juxtaposes them against a seemingly idyllic setting. Shot on film, this series focuses on a beauty spot known as Gullet Quarry in Worcestershire and the events surrounding a number of tragic deaths over several summers since quarrying ceased. A Peculiar Horror considers how place and memory can become so intrinsically linked that one cannot seem to exist without the other. Shot during the autumn, it becomes a reflective commentary on the days that these unfortunate victims have lost due to their lives being so dramatically cut short.

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