Robin Hardy’s cult horror, The Wicker Man is eerily disturbing on many levels and equally unclassifiable.
The 1973 film sees Edward Woodward excel as the uptight Christian policeman searching for a missing child on the remote island of Summerisle. What he discovers is a startling look at an unexpected pagan culture. The mighty Christopher Lee adds additional class and creepiness as Lord Summerisle, the island’s mysterious patriarch.
EMI executives didn’t know what to do with The Wicker Man, they cut it down and released it in the UK as the B picture on a double bill with Nic Roeg’s Don’t Look Now. Imagine seeing that!