Let me start by saying I’ve heard Hollywood remade this film in 2006. I refused to watch it due to the profound effect the original The Wicker Man had on me. So, I can’t speak of that version. If it wasn’t good I urge you not to judge, but to see the original – it’s a masterpiece.
The Wicker Man is a British horror/thriller film bordering on a musical murder mystery, but is actually much much more. Sergeant Howie played by Edward Woodward travels to Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a little girl. He finds that on this island he is not getting answers and that the people of the island are definitely not of his Christian up-bringing. He later fights his urges for the landlord’s daughter, Willow, played by Britt Ekland (who was absolutely beautiful in this film.) Christoper Lee plays the lord of Summerisle. You may know him mostly as Dracula from many different films. And I hear even The Lord of the Rings.
It was filmed against the beautiful, ominous, and green backdrop of Scotland. The songs give you a feeling that fit perfect with the storyline – transitioning and propelling the mystery till the very end. I don’t want to over sell The Wicker Man but, it’s one of my favorite films of all time. And to tell you anymore of the story would ruin it for you.
The Wicker Man will take you back to a time when we worshipped the earth and the sun. A time where you had to give to get.