The Lottery was also done in 1996 and starred Keri Russell. You can watch the film on YouTube here.
On the way to Rockwell Falls he is distracted by a woman falling off a horse and his vehicle hits a pothole and his tires pop. He is assisted by Deputy Bobby Caine (Fred Durst), the Sheriff's Deputy, who drives him into Rockwell Falls and helps Steve find boarding. During his stay, Kady notices the oddness of the town and the people within. Steve's research reveals that the town's population has remained at exactly 436 for over 100 years.
After locating odd texts on biblical numerology, Kady comes to the realization that the town residents have assigned a mystical significance to the number 436 and are willing to go to bizarre and extreme lengths to keep the population at exactly that number.
The Wicker Man falls in line with the odd small, remote town feel, where the "guest of honor" arrives and is treated well and then the horror ensues. Its just done differently and has a great many elements that deepen the story and make it much more of a mystery.