The Wicker Tree
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rather likable."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"A gumbo of foolishness."
‑ Clay Cane,
"The Wicker Tree is really just campy, sappy suds."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"It's redeemed somewhat by some decent laughs, only a fraction of which are intentional."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"This slack and rather pointless retread is funnier than the original though not at all scary as it trundles towards its predictable conclusion."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
""The Wicker Tree" does manage to leave you with a haunted, agreeable unease."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"This horror dud features some of the worst acting since you saw that community theater production of "Lil Abner." I saw you there, don't deny it."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"Not good enough to be scary and not bad enough to be good."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Honeysuckle Weeks has an enjoyable subtitled sex scene."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"A hee-haw slam on ugly Americanism, a vast reduction of the original's notion of unraveling civilization."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Almost as terrible as The Wicker Man (1973) is excellent. (Almost.)"
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"The askew approach of The Wicker Tree is admittedly curious, rendering the movie more dumbfounding than disastrous."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"With The Wicker Tree, Hardy may have sired a long-awaited second film - but it only leaves the impression that The Wicker Man had better remained a single child whose brilliance could be untainted by the presence of inferior siblings."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
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