I just finished watching the 1973 version of The Wicker Man. I’ve heard good things about this movie and picked it up a couple of months ago. This was long before I heard of the remake.
I was looking forward to a good scary movie, with my comparison being movies like the Exorcist (1973), the Omen (1976) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968). What I got was a pseudo-musical, with a long drawn out storyline. The best part of the movie was the very end, just for the “crap that would suck” factor. I’m not going to give away the end, since some people might want to experience this average movie.
If you are looking for a good scary movie stay away from this one. Otherwise the ending is pretty good, though I don’t know if it is worth the 80 minutes worth of pretty horrible plot/acting to get to it.
What’s your opinion of the movie if you’ve seen it? Let me know.