100 Word Review – The Wicker Man (1973)

Epically creepy and unnerving, do not confuse this original masterpiece with the Nicolas Cage misogynistic remake.

Sent to a remote Scottish island to investigate a missing girl, a policeman finds himself surrounded by its eccentric residents, who could be lass harmless than they seem. Edward Woodwood stars as the policeman, with the gothic master Sir Christopher Lee as the sinister island’s charismatic leader Lord Summerisle.

A seminal film in the horror genre, it has been hugely influential, inspiring the likes of Hot Fuzz (2007) and Saw (2004).

This is an eerie horror that will change your view of quaint British traditions forever.

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