"The Wicker Tree" is a horror film written and directed by Robin Hardy, who returns to the themes he first explored in his 1973 classic cult thriller "The Wicker Man" more than 35 years ago — telling the eerie tale of a hedonistic Scots community which makes a human sacrifice. Intertwined themes of power and sex, of Christian and pagan religion, of bawdy comedy and romantic love, build insistently to a climax of unimaginable horror. The new film is based on Hardy's best-selling 2006 novel "Cowboys for Christ."

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.

"The Wicker Tree" cast also includes 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.


Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 27, 2012
Country: UK
Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Production Company: British Lion

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