THE WICKERMAN (1973)
GUESS WHO THE VIRGIN
A strange pagan cult
is visited by Sgt. Howie from Scotland Yard, who is investigating the
disappearance of a young girl. He's a strict Christian and is
shocked by their open sexuality, nude dancing, and bizarre rituals. It
turns out they perform a virgin sacrifice by burning one inside of a
giant wicker man, but little does Howie know who that sacrifice is! A very
chilling ending that you should have seen coming a mile away, but you're
so caught up in the spooky atmosphere that it's still quite a surprise.
The burning Wicker Man is a great image that lives on in Nevada's annual
Burning Man festival as well.