Directed by Robin Hardy • 1973 • United Kingdom
Starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee
This legendary cult favorite was released to relatively little fanfare but has gone on to be regarded as one of the most disturbing and audacious horror films of all time. A young girl’s disappearance brings police sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) to a remote Scottish island, where he finds himself plunged into a sinister society of pagan pageantry and nature worship presided over by the menacing Lord Summerisle (British horror icon Christopher Lee). Set to an influential psychedelic-folk soundtrack (cue the creepy panpipes), THE WICKER MAN is a one-of-a-kind occult classic that retains its power to fascinate and shock.