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The Quest for the Wicker Man by Benjamin Franks, Stephen Harper, Jonathan Murray

One of the greatest films ever to be made in Scotland, The Wicker Man immediately garnered a cult following on its release for its intense atmosphere and shocking denouement. This book explores the roots of this powerful, enduring film. With contributors including The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy, it is a thorough and informative read for all fans of this indispensable horror masterpiece.

What were the historical and folkloric sources of the film? What is the true history of the religious practices and rituals portrayed in the film? What is the relationship between the film and its real-life Pagan audience? What are the stories behind the making, casting and distribution of the film?

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