Tuesday, July 25, 2006

In the Company of Wicker Men

A trailer that’s been around for a few weeks now but has gotten virtually no attention is the one for “The Wicker Man,” an upcoming horror/suspense film from Neil Labute (“The Shape of Things,” “Nurse Betty,” “In the Company of Men”) and starring Nicolas Cage. Most horror trailers tend to be effective, but this looks like it has potential to be terrifying.

It’s a remake of a 1970s film that I’m told is one of the most bizarre, fucked up movies of its kind. I really respect Cage for counterbalancing every “National Treasure” with at least two smaller, offbeat movies like this, “Lord of War” and “The Weather Man.”

Also, Labute’s already a master at psychological horror movies (see “In the Company of Men”) so I can’t wait to see what he does with the real thing. Expect this one to be, at the very least, an unsettling experience. Check out the trailer at http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/thewickerman/trailer1/ and let me know what you think.


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