Scaretober-Movie Review: Wickerman (1973)

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Welcome to the Nineth day of October! I hope that your year has been going well. If you have been with me a while, you will know that every year I attempt to watch a lot of scary movies for October mostly to cure myself of my wariness of scary movies. When I started this series several years ago, I could barely sit through a scary movie to save my life. Now since doing this series I can say that I am much better. Last year, I decided to attempt to add books to this series. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up completing this series last year, but I have high hopes for this year 😉

For this ninth day ,today’s movie is The Wickerman (1973). If this title sounds familiar, you would be right again. I did review the 2006 version of this movie and you can read about that here. I’m glad that I finally got to watch the original of this movie, so I can compare the two.

If you have read the previous post regarding this movie, you will know the basic plot of the movie. That doesn’t change in this movie, however in this movie the officer is named Neil Howe and he says that he received a letter regarding a missing girl named Rowan. Sergeant Howe instead of listening to the townspeople initially about the disappearance of the little girl and how it doesn’t seem to be an issue continues to research her disappearance thus being drawn into the townspeople ‘s trap.

I won’t spoil the ending for you if you haven’t seen it but I would recommend you watching it. One thing to note about this movie is that there is a considerable amount of nudity as it claims to be part of the pagan rituals, so if you are squeamish or uncomfortable with it, don’t watch. After reading more about this movie, I’m not sure which version was available on Netflix at the time, but that’s the version I watched at the time of writing this. Apparently there are several versions out, but the best one according to sources includes Lord Summerislses lengthy speech regarding apples.

I think that the original version was a bit more graphic than the remake, but I’m still glad that I had the opportunity to watch both through this series. If you have seen this movie or the remake let me know which one you liked better. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy all the posts this month and that you will come back tomorrow for more.

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