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 Wicker Tree (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Two young missionaries from Texas head to Scotland to educate the Scottish heathens in the way of Christ. They are initially charmed by the locals in the town of Tressock, and agree to become the local Queen of the May and Laddie for the annual town festival. But the couple is not prepared for the frightening consequences of their decision, and the very disturbing secrets they are about to discover about Tressock’s seemingly friendly … Continue reading

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The Wicker Tree

Robin Hardy who has not really done much in the thirty seven years since making The Wicker Man is out to surprise us all. He is ready to wash that god awful taste out of our mouth that Nicholas Cage left with The Wicker Man remake. The long rumored re-imaging of The Wicker Man called The Wicker Tree is in full production. There was once a time when this was close to being made only … 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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