Other mistake: During his conversation with the landlord of the pub he ends up staying in, Sergeant Howie makes it clear that he did not intend to stay on Summerisle overnight, that he had been delayed and so needed accommodation. Makes you wonder why he packed his pyjamas. He's wearing them when Britt Ecklund does her famous naked song and dance routine, and they are not new so we know he didn't buy them that day. When he arrived he didn't even think he'd be on Summerisle for more than a few hours - we don't see him with so much as an overnight bag.
The girl was never missing. It was all a ploy to get the pure, virginal Howie to the island, and they burn him in a gigantic wicker man as a sacrifice to their gods.
Lord Summerisle: Do sit down, Sergeant. Shocks are so much better absorbed with the knees bent.
Question: If they needed a virgin for the ritual why does Britt try to seduce him? She could have spoiled everything.
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