Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wicker Man (1973)

4 / 5

Tagline: From the writer of "Frenzy & Sleuth" Anthony Shaffer's incredible occult thriller
Directed by: Robin Hardy
Written by: Anthony Shaffer
Actors include: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland
Genre: Horror
Length: 100 minutes
Banned: South Africa
Country: UK

This is actually a really interesting story and some great and bizarre things happen within. At the same time I did find this a little disappointing because it's so dry and slow moving, but unfortunately that can be the curse of British horror. Anyhow, the story is about a Sergeant who comes to a strange Scottish island to find a missing girl named Rowan. The island is apparently notorious for their harvest, but it seems like something strange is going on behind closed doors. Soon the Sergeant starts catching some strange and erotic happenings and things get even more interesting and strange. Of course this has a hugely famous ending that I shan't destroy! Not a film for children, definitely paced for a patient adult. It's one to see, but stick with it, I was a bit fidgety for a while but it satisfies in the end.

Availability:  On DVD

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