“The Wicker Man” (1973)

Films And Lice

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By Jerome Reuter

Earlier this year, Christopher Lee passed away. A veteran of over 200 films, It’s almost impossible to pick his greatest performance. However, whenever his name is mentioned, one film comes to mind—The Wicker Man. In some circles, it’s even referred to as the ‘Citizen Kane’ of horror films. I’m not sure I would go that far, but I consider it a work that’s essential viewing. Weather you’re a fan of horror, or English cinema, this should be readily available for watching.

There’s no point in avoiding this: there is a remake. Needless to say, today I won’t be discussing the 2006 version. That version lacks just about everything that made the original 1973 version the cult classic that it is. Much of that had to do with poorly generated CGI bees, Nicholas Cage’s cartoonish overacting, and poor writing. Aside from all of that, the original…

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