Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is by far the most outlandish folk-horror I’ve witnessed – which makes it all the more fascinating. Crafted at the time sex was being transfused with horror, this sensuous and fairy-tale-like production, full of witchcraft and vampiric enemies, is one surreal and marvelous oddity from Czechoslovakia cinema. Coaxed in a setting of baroque bliss, the story follows Valerie, a girl close to adulthood, as she discovers love, sexuality, and even religion in a fantasy dreamlike world. It’s every bit wonderful, however muddling its plot can be. Who cares though when everything looks so incredibly perfect and surreal.