The Wicker Man release date November 30 1972 director Robin Hardy writer Anthony Shaffer starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, and Ingrid Pitt trailer 1 Trailer #1 Official Score: Average User Rating: ADD A USER REVIEW 20 comments Posted By flesheater123 on September 29, 2009 @ 2:34 am Log in to Reply ★★☆☆☆ IDK I wasn’t expecting a musical , back when I saw this…And maybe thats why I hated it. IDK it was just really boring. I loved the nic cage one. That one is one of the most brillantly made comedys. Its so damn bad, so horribly acted. I lvoed it. Posted By Lionel-Cosgrove on September 29, 2009 @ 3:48 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ This film is a classic of the genre, and for that it gets points, but let’s face it, it was made in 1972, and it reeks of it. Posted By Rocky-Horror on September 29, 2009 @ 4:48 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ Amazing movie. Not exactly a horror movie which is exactly what makes the ending so chilling. Great atmosphere, music and Christopher Lee just rocks! Posted By Zombie_D on September 29, 2009 @ 6:12 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ Seriously, such a low score for this classic??? I went in with no expectations for this film, and it became one of my favorites of all time. If you think the pacing is to slow, you do not know anything about movies, and you might as well rub one out to Britt Ekland. Posted By liveevil on September 30, 2009 @ 7:25 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ This movie was,is,and will always be the definition of a nightmare. It still gives me the chills everytime I see It. Posted By downward_spiral on September 30, 2009 @ 7:47 pm Log in to Reply ★★☆☆☆ I will say this is better than the remake but still. Im sorry but I think this movie is over rated and is very dumb. Ya there are some chillen parts in the movie but overall its boring and the ending fucking pisses me off. He goes through all that trouble to find the girl and what does he get..he gets burned alive inside a giant wicker basket. Stupid. Posted By CountOrlok on September 30, 2009 @ 10:47 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ This is one of the most unique horror movies ever. It shows an entire religion and culture on this island and for that it is very effective. It’s like a clash between two civilisations. And it’s like some hippie pagan paradise, where women dance around naked, people have orgies in graveyards and schoolkids are taught all kinds of strange beliefs. It’s quite entertaining seeing the Sargent’s reaction to everything based on his conservative views. And the shock twist ending is pretty damn memorable. A classic! Posted By horrorking95 on October 3, 2009 @ 4:26 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ It has to be one of the weirdest, creepiest most unique horror film I’ve ever seen. It was so intreging! And the final 20mins are really quite shocking and disturbing. I don’t really know what to think of it but I think I quite like it! Posted By maynardmorrissey on October 5, 2009 @ 12:18 am Log in to Reply ★★★★★ a disturbing but brillant and unique movie. Great actors, great plot, great atmosphere Posted By Mrmcd666 on November 6, 2009 @ 11:28 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ I fucking hate musicals but this film is an exception. Posted By KingOfHorror on December 5, 2009 @ 12:20 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ Thanks TCM Turner Classic Movies for showing this one last night uncut and no commercials. Starts off with X rating So I think gotta see this Music pretty good Nice Horror flick But gotta say Britt Ekland Dancing around Naked was AWESOME! Posted By Asa-Jones on January 23, 2010 @ 6:58 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ This was one of the first BEST British Horror movies (along with Dog Soldiers). The acting was great and the music suited. The full and uncut version is amazing. Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward are the main stars of this movie. There is so little blood but the story fits. If you love Classic Horrors you will just love this. Shame the remake with Nicholas Cage was shit. This is deafinately a must see though. Posted By Chuckers on June 14, 2010 @ 3:23 am Log in to Reply ★★★★★ All I can say is “I was blown away by this original masterpiece”. What great performances by Woodward and Lee. I have heard about this movie for YEARS, and finally decided to watch it not reading a single review about it. It is in my top 10 of all time. This horror story difn’t need blood and gore either. Cudo’s to the GOLDEN AGE of horror movies!!!!!1 Posted By PreachersBrew on October 12, 2010 @ 6:49 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ I have not yet seen the remake. If you are a fan of softcore porn or pagan exploitation this one is for you. Posted By The-Rage on November 15, 2010 @ 1:24 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ a very good 70′s brittish classic. good creepy fun. Posted By The Wolfman on February 1, 2011 @ 4:17 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ Sure, this movie can be confused just another softcore porn turned horror film from the 70′s, but it’s so much more. After establishing the weirdness and surrealism, that’s when the story really takes off. From there, its a confusing murder mystery that leaves you guessing until the end, and leaves you quoting Sartre, saying “l’enfer c’est les autres”…..hell is other people. Posted By TheGonzoJoint on March 27, 2011 @ 6:09 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ The 70′s was not a bad time for horror films. “The Exorcist”. “Carrie”. “Suspiria”. “Halloween”. And then there were some. One of the “some” was this little horror film called “The Wicker Man”. I saw it with moderate expectations. But I couldn’t have expected the film would be as disturbingly frightening and wildly entertaining as it is. “The Wicker Man” is the smart and memorable story of a police officer who goes to Scotland to investigate the case of a missing, young lass on an isle. Upon arriving, the officer is treated with respect and kindness. But he is stubborn and fixated on finding his girl; so he does not cozy up quite yet. He investigates under the roof of the island residents, and soon it becomes evident that something is deadly wrong with these people. The officer begins to hear them- and see them- performing and chanting rituals to which he does not know of. The officer is a devoted Christian, and as it turns out, the island residents are taking part in Paganism. A Christians worse nightmare. Edward Woodward does a fine job as the officer who acts as the hero for the film. Woodward, an unappreciated performer with much, much talent, was first introduced to me when I saw Edgar Wright’s “Hot Fuzz”. It’s only now that I know he was in there for a good reason. “The Wicker Man” is the good kind of disturbing; the kind that does not sicken, but rather makes you think of the horrific actions and images shown. The film is an intellectually stimulating study of the Pagan religion; as you would guess if you knew what a title such as “The Wicker Man” was refering to. I love a lot of horror films, but “The Wicker Man” stands as one of my all-time favorite films in general. It is spectacular for its genre, and like many more classics before it, got a crappy remake some time in the 2000′s. But it’s best to put that behind us and recognize true horror for what it is. Therefore, I would definitely recommend “The Wicker Man” for its classic atmosphere and creepily cheery music. Oh, how I love it. Posted By LianneAlice13 on July 3, 2011 @ 9:55 am Log in to Reply ☆☆☆☆☆ very creepy, very tense and very real. great performances all round and they displayed the pagan cult very well. a classic film and a must see! Posted By Helle on December 5, 2011 @ 12:31 am Log in to Reply ☆☆☆☆☆ I’ve always thought Harvest sacrifice type stories were terrifying and this movie is no exception. Posted By murdermakesmecum on February 13, 2012 @ 8:27 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ i really dig this movie. pretty creepy, and just trippy. Lee did a great job, i love the story, and for once i didn’t figure out what was going to happen. really enjoyed this and i would recommend it to everybody.