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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Graham McTavish, Clive Russell, Henry Garrett, Honeysuckle Weeks, Brittania Nichol, Jacqueline Leonard, Christopher Lee

Director: Robin Hardy

Genre: Horror

Year: 2012

Rating: R

When two young missionaries (Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett) head to Scotland, they are initially charmed by the locals in the town of Tressock, and agree to become the local Queen of the May and Laddie for the annual 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.

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Director Robin Hardy's film "The Wicker Tree" has a lot in common with his cult British horror classic that he found success with in the 1970's, but The Wicker Tree is different enough to stand out on it's own. I am not going to go into plot details because I think what is written above is enough to know before watching the movie. One of things that really stood out for me about the film was it's black humor and tongue-in-cheek jabs at born again Christians, it's all done in a non-offensive way but the humor does a sharp bite to it and the actors do a great job in delivering their lines. Besides the humor that had me laughing several times during the film the story also has a good dose of blood, creepiness, sex and over-all strangeness about to make it stand out as something very different. The dialogue is clever and the cast does a terrific job playing their roles. Christopher Lee makes a brief appearance in the film which might not mean much to some but for those that seen "The Wicker Man" it is actually pretty cool.

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I guess you can tell from what I have already written about the film that this isn't going to be for everyone but for those that know of Hardy's original classic or anyone who just likes to stumble across something that feels fresh and different this will certainly so the trick, it's a lot of fun and is full of funny moments as well as an over-all creepiness that gets under your skin. "The Wicker Tree" isn't a classic but it's interesting and devilish enough to make for an entertaining time. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:



Deleted Scenes

You can order the DVD HERE and the Blu-ray HERE.

Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment

*** 1/2 Out Of *****