Skynet‘s old acquaintance Rabbit offers his observations on The Wicker Man (1973), a film that presents an interesting comparison with another British pop-cultural artifact of the seventies that I viewed recently: the miniseries Children of the Stones (1977), which – as I discussed with Kyle Hunt of Renegade Broadcasting – casts the pagan heritage of Europe in rather a sinister light, from a Judeo-Christian perspective. Rabbit sees in Christopher Lee’s cult leader a proto-“neoreactionary” figure, while I find in Children of the Stones a demonization of nationalism and Europe’s pre-Christian identity.

Rainer Chlodwig von K.

Read Rabbit’s review: Revisiting The Wicker Man –