The Wicker Man (1973)
Sergent Howie (Edward Woodward) is sent to the secluded Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a little girl. However, he can tell from the start that something about this place just isn’t right. The mother of the missing girl seems to be indifferent about her daughter being gone, people are having sex in groups outside, the young children learn in school about reproduction and they have an unusual ritual named May Day that worships the crops. Sergent Howie discovers these people are Pagans and he must act and dress like one of them to get any closer to finding the girl.
The Wicker Man is the most chilling and haunting movie I’ve ever seen. There is no gore or violence, just an eerie and disturbing tale that will leave a lasting imprint in your mind, I guess unless your Pagan. The songs, dancing, costumes and secluded isle all add to the uneasy feeling the audience gets while watching. The movie is powerful and the ending is the most shocking and memorable in movie history, even more than Saw. It shows just how screwed up in the mind people can be and what great lengths they will go to. Christopher Lee stars as Lord Summerisle and he does a wonderful job as playing the ruler of the nut jobs. If you are a fan of nontraditional horror without all the blood, then you have to check out this movie. Co-starring Britt Ekland.
9/10 Stars – It does everything right, especially chill you to the core!
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