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Johnny Has the Keys

100 EpisodesProduced by Tim Smith & David HortonWebsite

Johnny Has the Keys is a Horror and Science Fiction podcast, deciphering inspirations, influences, and parallels within the genre. It is the indulgence of life-long friends, David Horton and Tim Smith, and it presented via the magic of podcasting with their enthusiastic –albeit sometimes, sarcastic … read more


Ep. 02-21: The Wicker Man (1973)

Episode 02-21 The Wicker Man

Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) goes to the small Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the report of a missing child. He is conservative and Christian and finds the frivolous sexual displays and strange pagan rituals happening on the island appalling. Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee) explains that they simply follow different beliefs, but the more Sergeant Howie learns about the islanders’ strange practices, the closer he gets to tracking down the missing child and his real purpose for being there.

Though The Wickerman is somewhat dated, it still packs a powerful punch and is ultimately responsible for launching an entire subgenre in cinema known as pagan, or folk horror. Join us as we discuss the highs and lows of this landmark film and its direct influence on movies as recent as The Witch (2015) and Midsommar (2019). Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys takes you to the sunny island of Summerisle, where things are a bit different and the locals might be indulging you for reasons other than hospitality.


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Robin Hardy’s THE WICKER MAN (1973). Courtesy: Rialto Pictures/ StudiocanalThe post Ep. 02-21: The Wicker Man (1973) first appeared on JOHNNY HAS THE KEYS.
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