The Wicker Man

  |  176 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Double-bill of horror features from director Robin Hardy. 'The Wicker Man' (1973) is a cult classic that follows the fate of a devout Christian policeman, Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward), who is posted to a remote Scottish island to investigate the disappearance of a child. While on the island Howie uncovers a bizarre pagan cult, led by Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee), and becomes increasingly convinced that the cult's rituals pose a grave threat to the missing girl. Though not a direct sequel, 'The Wicker Tree' (2010) follows on from the events of Hardy's breakthrough film. Based on Hardy's own novel, 'Cowboys for Christ', the film follows a pair of young missionaries from the American South, Beth (Britannia Nicol) and Steve (Henry Garrett), who travel to the isolated Scottish community of Tressock to spread the word of Christ. However, unexpected consequences occur when they accept an invitation to take part in a local festival.