The Wicker Man (1973) (Dead Meat Podcast #124)

2 des 2020
77 203 Áhorf

James and Chelsea finally keep their appointment with the ORIGINAL Wicker Man.
This episode is sponsored by Hellofresh! Go to and use code deadmeat90 to get $90 off including free shipping!
Behind The Witchcraft Revival Of 1970s Britain, Something Curated
Long arm of the lore: Robin Hardy on The Wicker Man by Vic Pratt, British Film Institute
Occult filmmaker Gary Parsons on why 60s Britain was obsessed with witchcraft by Salome Baudino, Hero Magazine
Communicating with the Dead: Can the Unknown be Regulated? by Kelly Buchanan, Library of Congress
Secret Rites, dir. Derek Ford
Midweek: Mary Whitehouse, BBC Archive
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  • There’s an interview where Elijah Wood who’s just become a horror kingpin is GUSHING about Willow’s Song and it makes me stoked. I know you two prolly hate it but Cannibal Holocaust and The Wicker Man are inseparable to me for their weird vibe, great music, and totally 70’s approach to horror.

    Wade KubatWade Kubat8 dögum síðan
  • Anybody remember the wicker man by iron maiden. The directer should add a part in the movie when they put iron maiden the wicker man

    Machelle ZMachelle Z11 dögum síðan
  • I actually watched the Wicker Man on Netflix a few months ago but it looks like they already took it down

    kayla cruzkayla cruz19 dögum síðan
  • I wish there was an epilogue showing whether they had crops the next year.

    Strife Lee SimpsonStrife Lee Simpson27 dögum síðan
  • What do ya think? I think we’re Dead Meat. Real, Dead Meat. **Chainsaw Noises** AHHHH! Your Dead Meat!! Go ahead and laugh at us.. we’re something else yadda yadda, your *Dead Meat*

    EpicTaylorEpicTaylorMánuði síðan
  • Been a while since I dropped in on this channel. Love that you've covered Wicker Man. The UK has a great lineage of horror films, I would love to see you guys cover more of it. Hammer, Amicus and Tigon produced some great films throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s. Dracula AD 1972 is worth watching for the hilarious camp value alone

    simonpenumsimonpenumMánuði síðan
  • I think to do only a complete comparison with Midsommar point by point would be also intetesting.

    Mona Christina JuliaMona Christina JuliaMánuði síðan
  • I’ve got an elm street in my town

    Dylan PotterDylan PotterMánuði síðan
  • Ive watched the movie two or three times and never caught the fact Lord Summerisle never actually believed in the pagan religion.

    DiathDiathMánuði síðan
  • Am I the only one who thinks Chelsea looks kinda like princess Diana?

    Thibo MeurkensThibo MeurkensMánuði síðan
  • The cop was engaged to be married. His fellow cops were talking about his fiancee spending more time on her knees in church than on her back in bed.

    CelestialWoodwayCelestialWoodwayMánuði síðan
  • I own the soundtrack to the film and until I saw the Final Cut, I didn't understand where "Gently Johnny" fit in. Love the soundtrack and score. Great film! I had no idea that it was one the same billing with "Don't Look Now." Have you covered or will you cover that one sometime? It's not as good as "The Wicker Man" but it's a solid flick.

    Sabrina Loizides-MeridethSabrina Loizides-MeridethMánuði síðan
  • So happy for this movie to get love its easily one of the best movies ever written

    StonedMaloneStonedMaloneMánuði síðan
  • This is Cú Chulainn'ss Noble Phantsm as a Caster in FGO. Nice.

    Fluffy DumplingFluffy DumplingMánuði síðan
  • I thought she said Paul Giamati lmaooooo

    Jordan KellermanJordan KellermanMánuði síðan
  • Great episode

    M. BabadookM. BabadookMánuði síðan
  • I’m sure it has been requested before, but I would love to hear you two do a podcast/in-depth review of Rosemary’s Baby. It’s a movie I recently fell in love with and has entered my top 10 of all time. The quality of the writing and acting is amazing. It has that special 60’s/70’s quality you can’t get these days. Love your channel! Keep up the great work!

    Matt AterMatt AterMánuði síðan
  • "The Wicker Man"(1973) is the best British horror movie of all time! The ending was unique and very creepy!

    Konstantinos KaragiannisKonstantinos KaragiannisMánuði síðan
  • "Moonraker is..." "shit? yeah"

    Ethan LarsonEthan LarsonMánuði síðan
  • I still don't get their perspective on Catholicism. The whole, "bread literally becomes Christ's body" thing is only for kids until they can understand the actual symbolism. After that it is made clear that no, it very much isn't "literally" His body, it's just a symbol for Jesus' sacrifice much like it was during the Last Supper. The whole "this is my body" thing was never meant to be a literal physical transformation, merely a spiritual and symbolic one. Idk, maybe my church was just full of oddballs...

    bob bobbob bobMánuði síðan
  • Kill-dos for your podcast of this classic horror movie. If you're into heavy metal music, listen to "The Wicker Man" by Iron Maiden from their album Brave New World (2000), which is based off of this movie. I'm surprised a lot of horror fans think if the remake of The Wicker Man instead of the original, because to make a remake of a movie you have to know the original exists. That's one reason I'm not a fan of some of them. Of course I'm a little like them because, went I bought the Ocean's 11 Four Film Collection DVD, I didn't realize that the popular 2001 film with George Clooney WAS a remake of the 1960 movie starring Frank Sinatra (which was included in the DVD collection. Oh, off topic: the Bond movie with the underwater battle was the 1965 (my birth year) "Thunderball" starring Sir Sean Connery. Just wanted to let you in the know. Great movie and one of my favorite Bond movies. Back on topic: Was that a Halloween version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon or Merman from the Masters of the Universe on the wall behind you? I do like the new look of the Deadmeat Podcast set. Keep up the great work you do for us ISworlds viewers/subscribers, like me, on your awesome channel!!!

    Timothy GuilfordTimothy GuilfordMánuði síðan
  • James, Chelsea where is the love for Edward Woodward ?

    1987Liono1987LionoMánuði síðan
  • this was the best hellofresh transition yet LOL

    AJ DustAJ DustMánuði síðan
  • An English Cristian went to a pagen island off west of Scotland hmmm sounds familiar

    Jamie King GamesJamie King GamesMánuði síðan
  • So, I rented this movie on Amazon Prime Video after watching this, I thought it said you kept it for 30 days. That is not true, you have teo days to watch it once you've started it. I ran into problems because for the first day, it kept going to no sound, pausing by itself(had to keep pressing play) and then would buffer nonstop. So, in order to watch the entirety of the film I had to keep starting over and finding my place so I could get sound. I've had no issues with other movies or rentals. How strange!! It was an excellent film once I got through it. I'd be interested in bringing plants to the island and breeding them. Willing to be sacrificed after ten years. Also, would be great to just join their cult. XD *Slaps thighs and then bounces naked body against wall* SEE? I CAN BE LIKE THEM!!! Edit: 'two' not 'teo'.

    Brad MillerBrad MillerMánuði síðan
    • So, the day after writing this I got an Email letting me know they had refunded my rental purchase because of bad viewing experience. I am so surprised, and I think I'm just going to put that money towards buying the movie outright. I freaking love it so much. I'd kill to live on that island...

      Brad MillerBrad MillerMánuði síðan
  • Have you been on the ride wicker an

    donna carrdonna carrMánuði síðan
  • So glad you covered this version. I couldn't believe they remade it and made it PG-13. I first saw this when I was 17 back in the 90's in Salem MA while day drinking. It's amazing!

    2buxaslice2buxasliceMánuði síðan
  • Man, whenever I hear Christopher Lee's voice I think of The Last Unicorn. He voices King Haggard and it's a haunting performance. I loved that movie as a kid and only learned later that he voiced himself in the German dub (which I grew up on) since he was fluent in German. I'll finish the podcast later, I gotta find out if The Last Unicorn is streaming somewhere.

    FrancescoFrancescoMánuði síðan
  • I had brought my friend to a midnight screening of My Bloody Valentine (1981) last year and I was heartbroken to hear that it was the theatrical cut and not the uncut version. My friend had never seen the movie before. He still liked it but I begged him to go home and watch the uncut death scenes since the kills are the best part.

    The VoidThe VoidMánuði síðan
  • Real quick. How good was Christopher Lee's manager?! Jesus Christ, his filmography on Wikipedia is nuts.

    K.L. PierceK.L. PierceMánuði síðan
  • Why did YT *kill* the views?? I think I love this more than a usual kill count video

    Darth NewsDarth NewsMánuði síðan
  • Loving this back drop soooooooo much!!!

    Alissa AirlinesAlissa AirlinesMánuði síðan
  • What movie is the girl in the truck from your intro from?

    Sophia HSophia HMánuði síðan
    • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • First time I ever heard Willow's Song was when Sneaker Pimps covered it....but it's called "How Do" on their CD.

    Rachel BRachel BMánuði síðan
  • Sometimes I just watch this because it gives me hope that I'll find someone who's willing to share their nerdy passion like these two. Unfortunately my slavic ass is too paranoid

    John GJohn GMánuði síðan
  • Now I feel like listening to Christopher Lee’s Christmas metal rock album XD. If you haven’t heard of it, listen to it. It’s worth your time!

    JuriAmariJuriAmariMánuði síðan
  • I miss short hair Chelsea :(

    Andrew SolomonAndrew SolomonMánuði síðan
    • That's weird.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • All I have to say is: Christopher Lee's Hair

    E KrupaE KrupaMánuði síðan
  • I came to this channel for the kill counts but was hooked by the podcast. You both are wonderful. I do miss you doing drunk Disney though...

    AAMánuði síðan
  • Fully my favourite film of all time and I never clocked it as a musical, so hearing that right at the start of the episode made my brain fizz for the entire hour

    EOsulliv AnEOsulliv AnMánuði síðan
  • I'm got so excited when I saw the thumbnail for this.

    Iris WoodwardIris WoodwardMánuði síðan
  • I can't remember if you've already done it but you should review The Ritual (2017) by David Bruckner!! Its a Netflix film

    Kiana AlexanderKiana AlexanderMánuði síðan
  • Why does Chelsea remind me of Anna Kendrick in this video?

    Gray V. MhanGray V. MhanMánuði síðan
  • diegetic and non-diegetic are the 2 words James and Chelsea were struggling with. diegetic sounds are sourced within the world in the film (spoken dialogue, folly, ext) so for example, when everyone is singing The Landlord's Daughter, and someone is drumming on the bar or stomping their feet or playing a concertina (mini accordion) that's all diegetic sounds. non-diegetic sounds are sourced outside the world in the film. for example, the Corn Rig song bopping away instead of hearing a plane engine roaring. good scrabble word.

    tazmon122tazmon122Mánuði síðan
  • This finally got me to watch this movie. And I thank you for that, became an instant favorite. Great discussion on the release of the movie and overall fun podcast. 👏👍

    Johnny4815162342Johnny4815162342Mánuði síðan
  • You two are lookin Bonnie. Your podcast makes it hard to multitask!

    JockSquaredJockSquaredMánuði síðan
  • I really love this film. The remake is awful. Thanks for gushing about it for us. Keep up the great work

    teresa mcdonnellteresa mcdonnellMánuði síðan
  • My. dreams. have. come. true. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas!

    Edward ChambersEdward ChambersMánuði síðan
  • Do a few good men

    Fallon KrafftFallon KrafftMánuði síðan
    • @Fallon Krafft This is a Horror channel.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
    • @Jimmy Brown why

      Fallon KrafftFallon KrafftMánuði síðan
    • Nope.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • Why would they have 4 women playing one character (Britt Ekland as the primary body/face, Lorraine Peters (or maybe a prostitute, according to some interviews) for the nude body waist-down, Annie Ross for the speaking lines, and Rachel Verney for the singing) when they could have just hired a British actress who wasn't pregnant? Was Ekland that big of a star? Is there something I'm missing?

    Arriving ArchivistArriving ArchivistMánuði síðan
  • Back in the day the conservatives used to do cancel culture. Now its the liberal left who cancels everything and tramples the 1st amendment. Strange how things alway come full circle.

    Tridium MasterTridium MasterMánuði síðan
  • James do freaky kill count freaky is the name of the movie do the movie for a kill count big fan

    Logan SandersLogan SandersMánuði síðan
    • He's seen the movie but can't Kill Count it until it's out on Blu-ray. Requests should be sent by email anyway.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • Magic is real.

    Jonesy DoeJonesy DoeMánuði síðan
  • that maypole song sounds so much like the hole in the bog song that was in the movie hole in the ground. also great movie

    emma loganemma loganMánuði síðan
  • Please watch the UK film 'Threads'. It's the sexiest movie ever made.

    Ian BlackIan BlackMánuði síðan
    • They have a email where they are more likely to see the requests. I think it’s in the description :)

      Lucy CLucy CMánuði síðan
  • Watch the music video for Burn the Witch by Radiohead, The Wicker Man is the inspiration for it. So good!

    Harry MurphyHarry MurphyMánuði síðan
  • The lost boys

    Bre NdBre NdMánuði síðan
    • Requests should be sent to so there not just a bunch of movie names in the comments.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • Fright night

    Bre NdBre NdMánuði síðan
  • Gremlins

    Bre NdBre NdMánuði síðan
  • W O T

    Nugg ManNugg ManMánuði síðan
  • .

    Hydro 1K 笑Hydro 1K 笑Mánuði síðan
  • At bloody last.

    Matt WilkinsonMatt WilkinsonMánuði síðan
  • I like this dude from kill count .. I like his persona and his sarcasm and how he always has a sarcastic smile through the whole video .. his movie facts are awesome and Interesting. It's become one of my favorite channels on youtube . Awesome videos , awesome content :) keep it up bud

    lowkey righteouslowkey righteousMánuði síðan
  • Can you do the conjuring kill count pls

    CoolTrey ReactsCoolTrey ReactsMánuði síðan
    • If you've seen the movie you'll know why he can't.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • does anybody else wants a platform kill count

    KOH SHAN YI MoeKOH SHAN YI MoeMánuði síðan
  • Do gremlins

    PokeVesterPokeVesterMánuði síðan
  • This has been my favourite film since I was twelve! I don’t know what that says about my dads parenting skills 🤣 but 5 years in it’s still my absolute fave. I probably shouldnt like it as much as i do as a scottish gal but whatcanisay?

    1856 Caseratti1856 CaserattiMánuði síðan
  • Can you guys do a kill count on The Happening? I've been waiting for one in a while. GOTTEM

    Danya VilleDanya VilleMánuði síðan
  • I agree. The original is so incredible.

    Jadecoyote KJadecoyote KMánuði síðan
  • Hey James I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you could cover the children of the corn series. I’ve been wanting you to do this series for a few years now. You don’t even have to do the full series, I would be extremely grateful if you just did the first movie. If you still don’t want to that is fine I will still continue to watch your channel and all of the other kill counts you upload. If you are reading this, thank you.

    PenancePenanceMánuði síðan
    • @Penance No problem 😊

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
    • @Jimmy Brown shit thanks bro

      PenancePenanceMánuði síðan
    • The email address for requests is deadmeatpod@gmail. com. Requests in the comments won't be counted 🙂

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan

    AquesartAquesartMánuði síðan
  • do a crawl kill count

    tristan newmantristan newmanMánuði síðan
  • Great podcast. Chelsea, I ❤️your enthusiasm for this movie! I definitely will check this out.

    Tina AnnTina AnnMánuði síðan
  • Hey James ghost Jason is back with another fan made friday the 13th movie called Never hike alone: The ghost cut can you cover that

    Ezekiel HortalezaEzekiel HortalezaMánuði síðan
  • Hey James 👋, idk if you will ever see this but im a big fan and i would like to make a Kill Count Suggestion. My suggestion is “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”. This would make my day if you did this and i would really appreciate it! 😀😃👍

    Fake_ghost_aydenFake_ghost_aydenMánuði síðan
    • The email address for requests is deadmeatmovies@gmail. com 🙂

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • can you do a kill count for 2001 maniacs?..

    Martin BustosMartin BustosMánuði síðan
  • The Man With the Golden Fun was my favorite Bond movie as a kid and I still have a fondness for it. But watching it as an adult, it feels especially bad in its treatment of women. Which is saying something for an older Bond movie. Love The Wicker Man! So glad you guys covered this.

    Watch This NowWatch This NowMánuði síðan
  • Can you do jack in the box for the 3rd time And I'm asking you the nice way Or should I say kill way Or another way to say it is Just forget it In the box then At least Due Raining of the new Halloween movie that's gonna come out

    Landyn JamesLandyn JamesMánuði síðan
    • He doesn't take requests in the comments however way you say it. The email address for requests is deadmeatmovies@gmail. com 🙂

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • I never heard of a wicker man movie, I know there is a song by iron maiden called the wicker man though

    Reaper of Game5Reaper of Game5Mánuði síðan
  • one of my fave horror films ever. We hav a similar annual celebration where i'm from where we hav a big procession and burn a big viking galley boat....and get very drunk. Yes im from a remote scottish island too lol

    Bananas are goodBananas are goodMánuði síðan
  • I just saw this film about 2 months ago, and it was actually pretty good. To be honest i liked it more then midsommar

    will Thomaswill ThomasMánuði síðan
  • Not breaking news but Christopher Lee is the fucking man.

    DansXeDansXeMánuði síðan
  • i think james should do the promised neverland

    official shipper from 2005official shipper from 2005Mánuði síðan
    • @official shipper from 2005 He's not big on Anime, though. Maybe best left to someone who knows what they're talking about.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
    • @Jimmy Brown the anime is still scary and it has a death counts

      official shipper from 2005official shipper from 2005Mánuði síðan
    • It's not horror.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • Can u please do the movie dead silence

    Luckyjdub 1980Luckyjdub 1980Mánuði síðan
  • When I was watching The Wicker Man I kept saying to Sergeant Neil Howie to please open the door to Willow, but he didn't listen.

    Marigen BeltranMarigen BeltranMánuði síðan
  • Pls make a vid about the platform

    O15IN _O15IN _Mánuði síðan
  • Wicker man is a Gci rollercoaster at Alton towers

    Mike HolubMike HolubMánuði síðan
  • So I can either order food from HelloFresh or burn virgins alive in an oversized wicker-man? Got it!

    1SaG1SaGMánuði síðan
  • this isnt really a horror movie but you should do "A ClockWork Orange" it has plenty of kills!

    VanillaSushii ͔VanillaSushii ͔Mánuði síðan
  • You should do the good son kill count

    LedgeitzxetLedgeitzxetMánuði síðan
  • That Goddamned snowman, " I gave you all the clues" No you did not!!!!!

    Aaron KingAaron KingMánuði síðan
  • Love this movie so much, Lee is a true delight. The sequel, The Wicker Tree, is not "bad" but just super boring (which is worse).

    SeattleWaffleSeattleWaffleMánuði síðan
  • Why does chelsea talk?

    Weather ReportWeather ReportMánuði síðan
    • @Jimmy Brown Just wanted to know ^^ thank you!

      Weather ReportWeather ReportMánuði síðan
    • Because, she's the host? It's her podcast.

      Jimmy BrownJimmy BrownMánuði síðan
  • i really truly dont think i will ever get over how attractive these two are as a couple.

    Doctor ReedDoctor ReedMánuði síðan
  • I said a FUCK YA... East 99 is where ya fins us Chillin blood nigga what's up Nigga wanna get bud Nigga wanna get drunk Nigga REALLY wanna get fucked up Pum pum put em in da trunk Dem watch dem fall down to the pavement Fly niggas just say when

    JESSE saysJESSE saysMánuði síðan
  • To each his own but as a devout Catholic I am a bit disturbed to your references around Catholic “magic”; I take your point regarding transubstantiation (please don’t call it transmutation) as a huge difference between Catholic and non Catholic Christians but your reference to weird and magic in our most beloved and redeeming sacraments is fairly hurtful, love kill count but just thought I’d mention this as something to think about before you talk about Catholicism again

    Mark GillMark GillMánuði síðan
    • Yeah, non-Christians have to deal with y'all saying hurtful stuff about our beliefs all the time maybe get some skin thicker then tissue paper.

      Maddie FurseMaddie FurseMánuði síðan
  • This was such a fun discussion, guys. Thank you! Did you know the film's writer, Anthony Shaffer, drafted a treatment for a direct sequel in the late '80s? It picks up the moment The Wicker Man ends, and just gets wilder and wilder from there. In-fact, we produced it as a feature-length, full-cast audio drama! You can stream it for free on ISworlds, as well as all good podcast platforms 🔥

    Steven SlossSteven SlossMánuði síðan
  • at the end of midsommar i thought well, at least she wont be alone in prison. Like everyone in the village will be going. Also I watched wolf of snow hollow. The entire time even when the sheriff found the villain i kept saying to myself the deputy is the real wolf. He was the wolf of snow hollow because of his wont let go attitude and impulsiveness.

    Courtney GardnerCourtney GardnerMánuði síðan
  • Do a kill count

  • Chelsea is so cute. u r lucky man James.

    crash ccrash cMánuði síðan