Welcome to the The Wicker Man (1973) Wikia

The Wicker Man is a classic cult 1973 British movie filmed in Scotland. It combines thriller, existential horror and musical genres. Directed by Robin Hardy and written by Anthony Shaffer, the film stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt and Britt Ekland. Paul Giovanni composed the soundtrack.

The Wicker Man is generally very highly regarded by critics. Film magazine Cinefantastique described it as "The Citizen Kane of Horror Movies", and in 2004 the magazine Total Film named The Wicker Man the sixth greatest British film of all time. It also won the 1978 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film. A scene from this film was #45 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.

This wiki

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Table of Contents

We currently have 151 pages. Click on the page count link to see all of the pages on this wiki. It will open to a page that has them alphabetically arranged.

Wikia's "categories" (similar to tags) for this wiki can be found here: Music (all of the pages that relate to music). More categories to come possibly, like behind the scenes, missing scenes, etc.

The contents for now include:

Audio recordings

Canal+ (via SIlva Screen)

Music on Vinyl

Silva Screen

Trunk Records

Behind the scenes

Movies, still pictures

Books/Academic papers

Cast and Crew

Documentaries and featurettes from DVDs and elsewhere


Fan material

Nuada - The Wicker Man Journal

Dave Lally's map of Summerisle

Trading Cards

Wicker Man Appreciation Society

December 1998 reunion at the Ellangowan Hotel, filmed for the BBC Scotland documentary The EX:S Files.


Collections of *some* of the pictures. Currently: "Behind the scenes pics", locations as they appear recently and "missing scene pics". More to come. To see ALL of the pics on this site, use the Images link under Explore at the top of each page.


Locations in the film

Locations (real), arranged by location

See also the screencaps page which also list locations for each shot in the Director's Cut.

See also locations arranged by scene for each version.

See also Google Map with Street Views of as many locations as possible.

Missing scenes

( Missing scenes "shot or not" table.)

Unknown scene where man rides bicycle across the causeway in Plockton while another man plays Jew's Harp.

Dream sequence

At Holly Grimmond's

Howie asking where the public records office is

Howie at the hairdresser's during the house search

Inside the Green Man

In the greenhouse and the experimental orchard

Librarian bath scenes

Mainland - bridge, pub, prostitute

Howie confronting May and Myrtle about Holly's clothes

Movie elements

Intros, outros, graphics, font, etc.


General info (including links to individual songs and other music, reviews, covers, music inspired by, podcasts,and songbook, etc)

Info about the extended version aka the Director's Cut.

Info about the Final Cut

Info about the Theatrical version

Musicals/Stage shows

Musicals and stage show versions of the movie that others have put on.

Photographs seen in the movie

The pictures Howie looks at in the darkroom.

The pictures Lord Summerisle shows Howie.

The Harvest Festival photographs.


Press and Publicity

Current distributors, pressbook/campaign book, press photo info, negative numbers for press and on-site photos, John Brown's page (the official still photographer for the movie.), Lobby cards, newspaper articles (mostly Galloway Gazette), marketing materials (pressbooks, posters, trailers, radio spots), newspaper listings (mostly from

Production info

Notes and Production/release timeline . See also Production documents below. See also Newspaper Listings, a list of theaters/cinemas, tv guides and some other sources showing when and where the film played in the UK, US and Australia.

Production documents

Call sheets

Jake Wright's set index

Seamus Flannery's set/scene index. (pic)

Movement orders

Editor's script

Lorraine Peters (bum double) contracts, October 13 and November 3, 1972.

Wicker Man drawings from Seamus Flannery or Robin Hardy.


Religious doctrine

Christian and Lord Summerisle's paganism


Screencap of X rating from British Board of Censors.


Full scripts including Ingrid Pitt's original script, Production materials


1) Loathsome Lambton Worm - Shaffer's script that Hardy and other's didn't like which was never produced as a film. (See also Brown's book for the script.) aka The Wicker Man II (See this pic for one of the cover pages.) An audio-only version was produced in 2020 which you can hear here and here.

2) The Wicker Tree (produced)

3) The Wrath of the Gods (not produced but had been in production, Hardy died before if could be finished.)

The New Orleans Connection

How four people in New Orleans gave us the Director's Cut and The Final Cut.

The Wicker Man itself


Planning, filming and everything after (aka Production/release timeline)

Tropes in the Wicker Man



VHS (and other) tapes

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