The podcast’s 600th episode has arrived. With its arrival, the team put up a poll on our Facebook group asking listeners to choose the topic. With a choice of 16 movies that the co-hosts came up with, the 1973 classic horror film, THE WICKER MAN, was chosen. “Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man.”
Police officer Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) head’s to Summerisle Island off the Scottish coast when he receives a harrowing letter about a missing girl. On his arrival, he discovers a strange society following a pagan sect. It’s a land very dissimilar to the mainland. May Day and a celebration of sexual freedom, the land is ruled by Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee). During his search for the missing girl, an ominous conspiracy begins to form around his investigation and his life may be endangered.
The movie also stars A-listers Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, and Ingrid Pitt. THE WICKER MAN was directed by Robin Hardy and written by Anthony Snell. With its unforgettable ending, the film has become iconic and has been the father of so many more folk horror films including MIDSOMMAR (2019) among others. Your co-hosts take a look at this classic film and give their thoughts.