sumer is icumen in!


Edward Woodward, the star of one of my favorite horror movies–why qualify it?  one of my favorite movies–The Wicker Man, has died at 79.  (That would be the 1973 British version; if the Nic Cage abomination was the first thing you thought of, wash your brain out with soap and see me after class.)  Edward Woodward played the unforgettable Sergeant Howie who successfully resisted the carnal temptations of Britt Ekland only to find himself…well, I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it.  And if you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to see the only successful musical horror film ever made.  Also starring Christopher Lee as Lord Summerisle, and the delightful Ingrid Pitt makes an appearance as well.   Avoid the shamefully truncated and incoherent 88-minute version and be certain you get the proper 100-minute version instead.

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