The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man

A very personal film for me because my mum was sacrificed for harvest over 22 years ago by pagans. It's hard to watch for this very reason but I soldier'd on through the surreal atmosphere and the generally weird and frightening folkishness. Some of the musical set pieces are just outright eerie, whereas the fast pace, in light of the short running time, boxes in a heap of content considering.

Edward Woodward is good, Christopher Lee a giant and there is a weirdly surprising amount of tits and public sex, which is fine by me. Anyway as a horror film, I'm not sure I've seen anything like it before, although obviously have seen various homages - recently seeing the South Park episode where everyone sacrifices Brittany Spears for harvest, whilst also chanting that creepy tune from The Omen, and then Hot Fuzz etc. so yeah, the overall experience was weird -- because I was watching alongside my mum (wait, wasn't she sacrificed?) and I really fancy wearing one of those outfits.

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