No. 5 – The Wicker Man
The 1973 version of The Wicker Man is a prime example of a classic film, which did not warrant a remake. A psychological horror laced throughout with moments of intense suspense that increased throughout the film to cast a spell over the viewer. Christopher Lee is superbly cast as a police officer intent on discovering the circumstances behind the mysterious disappearance of a young girl.
Unfortunately, the cult status of the original film spurred a re-make in 2006 starring Nicholas Cage. The retelling of the story was needlessly relocated to an American island and supernatural elements marred the psychological journey that made the original film a success. Cage stumbled clumsily through a poorly reworked script and began to overwrite our memory of the original film.
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