The Wicked Tree received mixed reviews from diverse critiques and magazines; some of them said the film was good, some regular, and some spoke harsh words. During the release of the film at the Fantasia Festival, the movie received multiple reviews; the review provided by Fangoria was slightly good, stating that
“even as a black comedy, Wicker Tree can’t match the impact of its predecessor. Still, for those fans of Wicker Man who can open their minds to viewing, as Monty Python used to put it, something completely different, the new movie can be appreciated as an entertaining variation on its themes.”
Robert Hardy’s 2011 film has received some quite harsh critiques the moment it was released and up the present.It received some of the lowest scores for Horror movies during 2011 and 2012. Audiences, magazines, and critiques have all pointed out the bizarreness and pointlessness of the movie; questioning whether it classifies as an actual horror film or not.
The Wicker Tree is a 2011 movie directed by Robin Hardy. Contrary to popular belief, the movie is not related to the 70’s film “The Wicker Man” of the same director. The Wicker Tree does however make reference to The Wicker Man multiple times throughout the movie.