Wednesday, August 30, 2006

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The original Wicker Man is a classic British horror movie from 1973 starring Edward Woodward (better known to American audiences from the TV series The Equalizer). Though I have never gotten around to seeing it, it's supposed to be one of the most chilling films ever made.

The remake coming out this Friday stars Nicholas Cage. Again, having not seen the original, I have no passionate opinions on whether this is a sacrilege or not. However, my view of the film is now permanently changed by a cutesy, play-on-words headline from

Something Wicker This Way Comes

Somehow, this does not put me in the mind of sheer terror. I mean, I know from reading about the original film what the title signifies. But with this news headline, I am immediately put in mind of something else entirely:


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