The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973) is not so much a horror film as a thriller with an appealing subtext critical of religion.

Sergeant Howie: What religion can they possibly be learning jumping over bonfires?
Lord Summerisle: Parthenogenesis.
Sergeant Howie: What?
Lord Summerisle: Literally, as Miss Rose would doubtless say in her assiduous way, reproduction without sexual union.
Sergeant Howie: Oh, what is all this? I mean, you’ve got fake biology, fake religion… Sir, have these children never heard of Jesus?
Lord Summerisle: Himself the son of a virgin, impregnated, I believe, by a ghost…

wicker-man-poster

 

Leave a Reply

Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree Plugin