Dir. Robin Hardy
I figured if i was going to do occult themed movies i should start with the best 'The Wicket Man' and no not that horrible remake with Nick Cage in it. I'm talking about the one that was filmed in a time when the movie feel like it fits. OK so the movie centers around a "too good for his own good" and overly catholic Police Sargent who has come to very isolated, very non catholic island of Summerisle to locate a missing female child, but what he really gets is the greatest mind fuck of all time. He gets swept up in all the open fornicating and pagan rituals that the locals seem to love taking part in, and believes that the young girl is to be sacrificed to appease the gods and Bring on a great harvest in the next year... Could he not be more wrong. 'The Wicker Man' has a great sense of dread though out the whole movie, leaving you guessing as to what is really going on in this little town, and the ending is one of the greatest twist out there.
Dir. Jon Knautz
Now lets jump ahead a few years. 'The Shrine' me by complete surprise, from reading the netfilx synapses i thought it sounded like a decent idea but it turned out to be better then i had thought. We fallow 3 young journalist investigating some disappearances that have happened around a remote village in Poland. When they first get there the locals are anything but and Our group of three notice a strange amount of smoke coming out of the woods in the distance. After they watch some rather weird happenings at the local church they decide to investigate said smoke and get chased of by more unfriendly locals. Its at this time one girl decides they need to know whats up with the smoke and they go investigate. Now, here's where i see a problem, [SPOILERS] If you live in a isolated town know for its disappearances, with a crazy dark ring off smoke that you constantly have to chase people away from because... oh i don't know you may have a demon statue that posses people that see it... you may want to build a fence around it. Anyways, shit goes crazy, someone gets a mask hammered on to her face, a family gets disemboweled and some crazy priest save the day... kind off.
Dir. Ben Wheatley
Alright, I'm Sorry. Just for including this movie in a section entitled Divine Occults spoils a huge part off this movie and if your reading this before you've seen the movie then i fucked it for you... but anyways, this movie is good... i think. What i mean to say is i like this movie. Don't I? I'm really not sure. its slow paced, its story is barely coherent at times, and some of the English accents are so thick they are almost not understandable, But the pay off at the end is so good maybe i'm willing to over look the first 75 minutes because of the last 20. Not that the first off the movie is bad it just always had me waiting for something to happen... until something finally did happen.