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The Wicker Tree (2012)

The Wicker Tree

Overview


Genre

Horror

Release Date

January 27, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

90 min.

Production Budget

$7.75 millions

Studio

Anchor Bay Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Robin Hardy

Producer

Peter Snell

Screenwriter

Robin Hardy

Starring

  • Henry Garrett
  • Brittania Nicol
  • Graham McTavish
  • Clive Russell
  • Christopher Lee as Sir Lachlan Morrison
  • Jacqueline Leonard
  • Honeysuckle Weeks
  • James Mapes
  • Ailidh Mackay

Story


When two young missionaries (Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett) head to Scotland, they are initially charmed by their engaging baron Sir Lachlan Morrison (Graham McTavish) and agree to become the local Queen of the May and Laddie for the annual Tressock town festival. But the couple is not prepared for the frightening consequences of their decision and the very disturbing secrets they are about to discover about Tressock's seemingly friendly townspeople. Written and directed by Robin Hardy as a companion piece to his 1973 classic cult thriller "The Wicker Man," THE WICKER TREE also features Jacqueline Leonard, Honeysuckle Weeks, and Clive Russell, with Christopher Lee, the star of Hardy's original film. The film is also produced by Peter Snell, who returns as producer from the original, along with Peter Watson-Wood and Alastair Gourlay.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..ultimately the film from then slides towards an expected conclusion..”
by Shaun Munro [What Culture]
“..a vast reduction of the original's notion of unraveling civilization..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
“..burdened by foreknowledge of the Pagan’s intentions, and not only that, but they’ve been infected by a strain of theatrical silliness..”
by Ed Whitfield [The Ooh Tray]