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The Wicker Man (1973)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

The Wicker Man (1973, UK)

In Robin Hardy's suspenseful and erotic horror cult film:

  • the missing-girl investigation of repressed and devoutly religious Scottish policeman Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) on the remote island of Summerisle inhabited by openly-sexual pagan worshippers
  • his discovery of a potential virgin sacrifice of a missing young schoolgirl named Rowan (Geraldine Cowper) - and his encounter with the sexy inkeeper's daughter Willow (Britt Ekland) as she performed a nude dance in her room
  • the atheistic beliefs of the people's leader Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee)
  • the May Day finale in which Howe was burned alive ("Oh, my God!") as the perfect sacrifice in the massive hollow 'wicker man' statue (created of wicker materials designed to be used for fire sacrifices)


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