Friday, June 21, 2013

Celebrate Summer Solstice ~☠~ The Wicker Way

Happy first of summer to all of you! Just one more season to go till Halloween!

Every holiday seems to have its accompanying horror films, and it seems the solstice is no exception. If you've never seen The Wickerman (1973), well you oughta. It's really a very hip and whip-smart mystery film. Police Sgt. Neil Howie travels to isolated "Summerisle" investigating the disappearance of a missing child. In the course of his investigations he discovers that the island has reverted to Paganism, and Howie struggles with the culture shock in dealing with the denizens of summerisle, while unearthing the truth of what happened to the missing girl.

The plot comes to ahead at the summer solstice, and this chilling rendition of a traditional celtic song "Summer is Icumen in" hailing the oncoming season.

(SPOILER ALERT)



3 comments:

  1. My first boyfriend always insisted that this was the scariest movie he'd ever seen. I think it's partly all that joyful singing by those pagans at the end that pushes it into real horror!

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  2. My Piano Man and I were supposed to watch it (again) on the Summer Solstice. Then we got... um, busy... but I can't wait to watch it again. We all need a bit of creepy in our lives ;-)

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