Folk: The Wicker Man (1973)

- Director: Robin Hardy

- IMDb user rating: 7.5

- Metascore: 87

- Runtime: 88 minutes

“The Wicker Man” became so synonymous with folk horror that Ari Aster had to consciously avoid it when creating “Midsommar.” Not to be confused with the poorly received 2006 remake starring Nicholas Cage, the 1973 film follows a visiting police officer (Edward Woodward) who encounters a small Scottish village where citizens partake in an ominous pagan ritual every year.

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