A fantastic article from The Guardian by Robert Macfarline entitled The eeriness of the English Countryside. Writers and artists have long been fascinated by the idea of an English eerie – ‘the skull beneath the skin of the countryside’. But for a new generation this has nothing to do with hokey supernaturalism – it’s a cultural and political response to contemporary crises and fears. The starting point for this excellent piece is the M R James Ghost story A View from a Hill and Ben Wheatley's A Field in England. Definitely worth a read.