Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Horror Movie Review #25: The Wicker Man

**Powerhouse blah.

Directed By: Neil LaBute
Release Date: 1 September 2006
Running Time: 102 minutes
Language: English
Horror Type: Umm, cults?
Sex? - Zero.
Gore? - Zero.

Nicolas Cage plays this detective Edward Malus who investigates the disappearance of his estranged daughter Rowan. Police work takes him to SummersIsle, a veritable venus flytrap of an island whose predominantly girl powered population conceals this hard core, paganistic, mother goddess worshipping cult. These tree hugging feminists hold this sacrificial ritual where, in a series of well engineered deceptions, they succeeded in maneuvering Nicolas Cage, to his horror and against his will, as an unwilling sacrifice that screams so much like a girl. He becomes this offerring to burn along and within this effigy made of, and who would've guessed, made of wick.

It's got no sex, no gore, and no ass kicking monster freaks, but its got Nicolas Cage, Kathy Bates, and Leelee Sobieski. Its a singularly capital roster that delivers this movie from utter neglect. This quasi powerhouse cast does well to complement a tired storyline and the moderately surprising twist in the end. Of course, you must understand that this will not work well in an otherwise low budget production.

Momel's Rating: 3/5


  1. the film bored me comatose...

    i was almost so happy to see nicholas cage on that effigy...

  2. a singing ara mina is scarier



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