One of the all time great 'cult' films. Though somewhat dated in its music use and look the film still has the power to un-nerve and fascinate. Shaffer's script is a clever examination of paganism trying to exist outside the parameters of a christian culture's acceptability. Woodward just great as the sergeant and Lee well cast as Lord Summerisle. Creepy at times, suspenseful at others and in the end horrifying.
Annalee: The climax is the most important part of this truly unique landmark British film about the horrors of religion. I can't imagine not being riveted enough by the creepy images/intriguing mystery to turn the film off prematurely. And although films are subjective, the 1 star you gave Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man is far more suited to the truly laughable remake (but to each their own). IMO, horror at its finest.