Thursday, July 23, 2015

566. The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man
1973
Directed by Robin Hardy











I wasn't particularly impressed by this movie and I hear the remake is an abomination.  I don't know how you could make it that much worse.  Trust Nicholas Cage to pull it off.

Sergeant Howie travels to an island off the coast of Scotland to investigate the disappearance of a young girl.  Howie is a devout Christian who doesn't believe in premarital sex.  He is shocked by the islanders' weirdness.  The islanders have sex in the fields and put frogs in their mouths for some reason.  They also try to hamper his investigation by denying the existence of the girl in the first place.

I think I have mentioned this before but horror is my absolutely favorite genre.  I worship it like these islanders worship the Wicker Man.  But I still didn't enjoy this one too much.  I thought the premise was a bit silly, although it was supposed to be quite frightening.  I also found it to be predictable and the acting to be a bit overdone.  Still, I happy we got a horror film on here.  Keep them coming!

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Nicholas Cage claimed that the remake was supposed to be a black comedy and wasn't just unintentionally funny.  Whatever helps you sleep at night.

Christopher Lee appeared in this film for free. RIP.