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Nicolas Cage berates schoolchildren, dresses like a bear and punches women in the face in this surreally awful remake of the British horror classic. One of the true turkeys of the ’00s — and on no account to be missed!
Small-town cop Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) receives a call from his ex-fiancée saying that her daughter Rowan has gone missing. Malus traces the girl to an island off the Washington coast inhabited by a matriarchal pagan community led by Sister Summerisle (Ellen Burstyn), the "queen bee" of this honey-producing, hive-organized conclave. Consistently frustrated in his attempts to obtain any information from the evasive, ever-smiling ladies, Malus comes to suspect that the colony is planning to sacrifice Rowan to their gods in a last-ditch attempt to restore the island's honey production after a disastrous harvesting season. Neil LaBute's wildly misogynist revamping of the 1973 British horror classic has gained notoriety as one of the most jaw-droppingly, surreally awful films of the last decade — which naturally makes it one of the most fun. Our Man Nic, for his part, hits new heights of hysteria ("Oh no, not the bees! Not the bees!"), and the film is replete with now-classic Cage moments that must be seen to be believed. On no account to be missed!