Wicker Man Remake Trailer, TCM Prequel Poster

Posted by Peter Hall - June 6th 2006 @ 9:01 am

Yawn.  As virtuous as it is for a lot of fans, I actually am pretty indifferent to the 1973 Wicker Man.  It has a killer ending, obviously, but there are stretches of the film that, well, stretch.  Thus, I didn’t care one way or the other about the announcement of the remake.  And after this trailer, I feel exactly the same.

I’m sure the film won’t actually have such miserable editing, but even still it just looks bland.

The Wicker Man Trailer

And normally I don’t dedicate time to announcing new posters, but I actually dig this Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning one sheet.  It’s in the vein of the evolving series, which surprisingly didn’t fall to the wayside after the recent remake.  The first trailer for the flick, which comes out this October, is apparently attached to prints of The Omen remake, but you’re far better off waiting for it to hit the web, because there are no signs that movie is going to be anything but abysmal.

Wicker Man via Twitch

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  1. June 6th, 2006 | 9:23 am | #1

    I take it then that you didn’t like the TCM remake? I thought it was great. (Totally had me at the hitchhiker scene.)

    Of course, every other damn incarnation of the franchise has sucked, but I’ll be renting the DVD release of this one for sure. In the meantime, thanks for the new desktop wallpaper.

    As for the Wicker Man—with Nicholas Cage no less—I’ll pass. I’ve never been more dissapointed in a movie than I was with the original. I blame the Losman, who’s website (Losman’s Lair of Horror — RIP) built that thing up in my mind way, way bigger than it ever should have been.

  2. June 6th, 2006 | 9:37 am | #2

    I actually liked the TCM remake. I don’t think it’s as kickass as the Dawn remake, but it held its own and is one of the better “re-imaginings” to come out of the studio system.

    Same thing happened to me with the original Wicker Man. I had a whole host of people on MovieForums praising it any chance they got, and I just don’t see why. Watching it was an endurance test.

  3. June 6th, 2006 | 9:49 am | #3

    OK, I think I knew that. The “surprisingly didn’t fall to the wayside” line made me think otherwise though.

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