The Wicker Man (1973) Poster


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Rashomon (1950)
The shots directly into the trees/sun are taken directly from Rashômon, especially the ones in which the camera racks focus from the trees to the setting sun behind them. This is used to reference the 'rashomon' of conflicting stories Howie gets about Rowan's identity

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "The Wicker Man?"
Darklands (1996)
Open Your Eyes (1997)
The "sun and man" logo of L.E. is a blurred promotional image from The Wicker Man, and while Cesar and Sofia are talking in the club a Spanish-language version of "Willow's Song" from this film is playing in the background.
The Fast Show Live (1998) (Video)
Bleeder (1999)
'The League of Gentlemen': Behind the Scenes (2000) (TV Short)
Referenced by name
Coupling: The Cupboard of Patrick's Love (2000) (TV Episode)
video Patrick tapes from tv
Zoolander (2001)
The featureless wicker head as Mugatu shows Zoolander - "the future of fashion".
Discovering 'Evil Dead' (2002) (Video)
Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down (2002) (Video)
A still from this film is used during the documentary.
New Guy (2003)
Iron Maiden: Visions of the Beast (2003) (Video)
video clip "The Wicker Man"
Chick Flick: The Miracle Mike Story (2003)
Photography of Mike sculpture in downtown Fruita
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Saw (2004)
Character dressed as animal with red cloak; masks made of pig heads.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
Listed in a program schedule.
The Village (2004)
Character dressed as animal with red cloak; masks made of pig heads; small, isolated comunity with old lifestyle
Resident Evil 4 (2005) (Video Game)
The plotline of the cop searching for a little girl while invesigating a pagan religion is used in Biohazard 4.
The Simpsons: On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister (2005) (TV Episode)
The wicker statue resembling Lisa and its later burning.
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) (TV Movie)
They talk about this influence on a sketch in the league of gentlemen.
8 Out of 10 Cats: Episode #1.3 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy Carr.
The Occult (2005) (Short)
Eerie cult group
Hostel (2005)
"How Do" song is lifted from the Wicker Man and placed in similar context of sexual manipulation
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Screenwipe: Episode #1.2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Brooker.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Policeman moves to small village. Villagers all involved in a cult.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #33.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Taggart: Island (2008) (TV Episode)
The officers are told to make "no Wicker Man jokes" to the islanders.
South Park: Britney's New Look (2008) (TV Episode)
The harvest is a reference to this film.
Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
33 (2008) (Short)
The whole short is an homage of sorts to The Wicker Man (source: Matías Nicieza)
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (Video Game)
A mission in Larry's horror dreamscape is called "The Wicker Woman" and features an larger than life Wicker Woman that later gets burned down
Sounds Ideal (2009) (Video)
mentioned by Joel Morris
The Commune: A New Cult Classic (2009)
The Doctor's yellow turtleneck and 1970s sports coat in the dinner scene and last scene visually homage Christopher Lee's.
18 to Life: No Strings Attached (2010) (TV Episode)
Phil suggests making wicker people and setting them alight.
RiffTrax Live: Reefer Madness (2010) (Video)
One of the grass head sets were compared to the ones from this movie.
Psych: Dual Spires (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn, after escaping a fire: We were about to be "Wicker Man"ned.
The Spoony Experiment: Highlander: The Source Review (2010) (TV Episode)
"Oh shit. It's the Wicker Man"
The Cinema Snob: Beware! Children at Play (2011) (TV Episode)
"O, Jesus Christ!"
Holy Flying Circus (2011) (TV Movie)
A protester says, "I heard they burned a puppy in the belly of a giant wicker kitten."
The Cinema Snob: Guyana: Cult of the Damned (2012) (TV Episode)
"I'm sorry, is this the Wicker Man all of a sudden?"
Brave (2012)
The witch's message to Merida (when she and her mother go to the cottage and find it empty) says that the witch is not home because she's attending the Wicker Man festival in Summerisle.
Bad Education: Parents' Evening (2012) (TV Episode)
Fraser refers to Alfie as "the Wicker Man."
Bad Education: Politics (2012) (TV Episode)
Miss Pickwell refers to the film.
Santa's Blotto (2012) (Short)
end credits drawing
Pastor Mike Online: Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Jonathan Creek: The Clue of the Savant's Thumb (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Inspector Pyke
Knights of Badassdom (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
Many shots pay homage to this film.
Evil Easter 3: The Final Easter (2013) (Short)
Investigating christian screaming "Jesus Christ!" when realising his fate at the hands of the evil pagan cult.
Buzzard (2014)
Poster shown on Marty's wall
The Cinema Snob: Brazilian Planet of the Apes (2014) (TV Episode)
"Looks like they're off to a good start building their Wicker Man."
Ravenheart (2014) (Short)
The plot is homage to the film.
Veep: Testimony (2015) (TV Episode)
Ben refers to Dan as "the Wicker Dan".
Honest Trailers: Toy Story (Feat. Will Sasso) (2015) (TV Episode)
"Come. It is time for your appointment with the Wicker Man."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ed Helms/Alison Bechdel/Fun Home/Brad Wilk (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he discusses his brother's college theater background
Until Dawn (2015) (Video Game)
A trophy can be earned called "The Quicker Man"
The Cinema Snob: Ms. Velma's Most Incredibly Magnificent Christmas Week (2015) (TV Episode)
"You wanna just reveal the Wicker Man now?"
Pitfire of Hell (2016)
Character makes a statement referring to The Wicker Man

Featured in 

Scream Greats, Vol. 2: Satanism and Witchcraft (1986)
Includes clips from this.
Nu xiao feng yun xie jiao ren qin (1992)
The tape that's supposed to be a ritual being carried out by the cult in this movie is actually footage from TWM
Killing Zoe (1993)
In the apartment, "The Wicker Man" is on the television
Shallow Grave (1994)
Seriously Funny: An Argument for Comedy (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
Nightmare Theatre's Late Night Chill-o-Rama Horror Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
100 Years of Horror: Witches (1996) (TV Episode)
The Wicker Man Enigma (2001) (Video)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Movie Mistakes Uncovered: Uncut: Episode #1.4 (2003) (TV Episode)
clips of mistakes shown
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown.
Empire: The World's Best Movie Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clips used
Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Scotland on Screen (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown and discussed
Shameful Sequels: The Wicker Man (2009) (TV Episode)
Mike praises the original
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: Home Counties Horror (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown and discussed.
Music Movies: The Wicker Man (2011) (TV Episode)
movie's soundtrack is reviewed
Worshipping 'The Wicker Man' (2013) (Video)
The Music of 'The Wicker Man' (2013) (Video)
Robin Hardy on 'The Wicker Man' (2013) (Video)
Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.

Spoofed in 

Brass Eye: Paedophilia (2001) (TV Episode)

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