Halloween Bonus: The Wicker Man and its descendants

Christianity vs paganism! Cult dynamics! Nicolas Cage: good or bad?!

Our first Halloween episode features guest superfan Lucy Buchanan. We review folk horror classic The Wicker Man (1973), and its descendants The Wicker Man remake (2006), The Wicker Tree (2011) and Midsommar (2019).

Edited by Lindsay Curtis. Samples from reviewed films. Midsommar review cited Blindfield Journal’s On Death Cults and Bordered Utopias.

Music-free version here.

Have a haunted Halloween!

Review timecodes:

  • The Wicker Man (1973): 2:31
  • The Wicker Man remake (2006): 20:30
  • The Wicker Tree (2011): 35:30
  • Midsommar (2019): 48.30


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