PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Do you know her?
Sister Oak: Hm. I don't recognize this child. Do you, Violet?
Sister Violet: No, can't say I do.
Edward Malus: Just a tip there, it often helps to actually glance at the photo.
There are clear car tracks on all the dirt roads around the island but the people in the movie who live there only walk or cycle.
The Unrated DVD includes an alternate ending in which Malus is held down and his legs are broken at the knee. A wire mesh helmet is placed over his head and live bees are poured in. After he passes out, the helmet is removed and he is revived with a shot of adrenaline in the neck from his med-kit. Throughout all this, he keeps asking how can he be a good sacrifice if he does not believe in their religion. The movie proceeds along the lines of the theatrical version except the credits begin after the wicker man's burning head falls off. The "6 months later" scene is missing.
£736,316 (UK) (3 September 2006)
$23,643,531 (USA) (12 November 2006)