A remote Scottish isle inhabited by neo-pagans practicing fertility rites and sexual magic provides the setting for one of the coolest, creepiest cult classics from the 1970s, written by Tony Award® winner Anthony Shaffer (SLEUTH). Devout, uptight constable Edward Woodward comes to Summerisle following an anonymous tip about a missing girl but is puzzled by the islanders' seeming lack of concern, truly alarmed by their beliefs and oblivious to the danger he's in. Britt Ekland dances up a storm, and horror film icon Christopher Lee clearly relishes his role as Lord Summerisle, the dandyish local noble. The film also stars Ingrid Pitt and Diane Cilento. DIR Robin Hardy; SCR Anthony Shaffer; PROD Peter Snell. UK, 1973, color, 88 min. RATED R

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Robin Hardy
88 Minutes

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