“The Wicker Man” follows to story of a Scottish police officer, Howie Woodward, who is investigating the reported disappearance of a young girl, Rowan Morrison, on the pagan island of Summersile. While on the island the officer finds the people to have a heavy focus on sex and symbolism. The people consistently deny the existence of Rowan but eventually Howie discovers that they plan to sacrifice her to a pagan God so that they may have a good harvest in the coming year. Howie disguises himself and is able to get to Rowan before she is sacrificed. While they escaped rowan actually led Howie into a trap as he was the true sacrifice. The people held the belief that he was the highest sacrifice and planned to burn him in the wicker man, a large person shaped figure made of wicker, from the very beginning. Howie resisted but was subdued, had his legs broken, and burned to death along with some animals in the wicker man.