Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 004 – The Wicker Man (1973)

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Considered a horror classic by many genre historians, The Wicker Man (1973) is the film for this episode. Featuring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Eckland and Ingrid Pitt, the film from director Robin Hardy leads its audience on a leisurely paced path to one of the more iconic endings in horror. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s. Decades of Horror 1970s Episode 4 – The Wicker Man (1973) Joining The Black … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Appointment (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A family is confronted in their house by an evil force. REVIEW: Director: Lindsey C. Vickers Starring: Edward Woodward, Jane Merrow and Samantha Weysom During my schooldays, there was this guy I used to hang out with all the time. He was rude, incredibly stubborn, didn’t shower very often and smoked at every available opportunity. And although I still enjoyed his company, I often wondered to myself if he was actually drunk whenever I … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wicker Man (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “Police Sergeant Neil Howie arrives on a Scottish island looking for a missing teenager girl, Rowan Morrison. The place belongs to Lord Summerisle and is famous because of their plantation of apples and other fruits and their harvest. Sergeant Howie realises that the locals are pagans, practicing old rituals, and Rowan is probably alive and being prepared to be sacrificed. The end of the story is a tragic surprise.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: The seventies … Continue reading

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