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James E. McLarty (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 August 1971 (USA) See more »
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A Story of Exorcism! See more »
Plot:
A young man meets a farm girl who is actually a witch. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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So What's The Worst Movie Of All Time?
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Yes, it was on MST3K, but it's better than average B horror! See more (52 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Don Henderson 
 
Writing credits
James E. McLarty (screenplay)

Produced by
George E. Carey .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert O. Ragland 
 
Cinematography by
Jordan Cronenweth (director of photography) (as Jordan S. Cronenweth)
 
Film Editing by
Dick Elliott 
 
Makeup Department
Joe Blasco .... makeup creator
Valerie O'Tuohy .... makeup assistant
Ron West .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Gordon E. Gadette .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Sawade .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Emil Grieco .... set constructor
Kevin G. Tracey .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ken Carlson .... production sound
Doug Rigney .... production sound
 
Special Effects by
Steve Karkus .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Elliot .... key grip
Michael A. Jones .... lighting gaffer (as Mike Jones)
Nick McLean .... assistant camera
Robert Vose .... still photographer
Donald M. Wolak .... best boy (as Donald Wolak)
 
Editorial Department
Stanford C. Allen .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Robert O. Ragland .... conductor
 
Other crew
Abel Baca .... production assistant
Ellen Bailey .... associate director
Susan Nicoletti .... production secretary
Lon Ravitz .... production assistant
Pamela Walshe .... script supervisor
 
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Also Known As:
"Night of the Demon" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
90 min | UK:85 min (1979) (video)
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Makeup artist Joe Blasco's first film.See more »
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Deputy:We ain't found nothin' yet, not even a suspicious lookin' cow chip.See more »
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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Yes, it was on MST3K, but it's better than average B horror!, 17 January 2006
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

Relatively unknown low-budget horror (unless you happen to have caught in on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1998) is actually a pretty interesting and well-done horror venture.

Young man drifting through the American heartland meets an attractive farm girl, who turns out to be a 100 year old witch with some dark secrets.

Considering that The Touch of Satan is a drive-in flick of the early 70's, it comes off as a nicely-made and effective shocker. Director Tom Laughlin gives this film a gritty and creepy atmosphere. The film boasts some good tension and jolting murder sequences. The makeup FX are quite impressive, especially for a film of small budget. Story-wise the movie is both intriguing and chilling, reaching a truly poetic (and haunting) conclusion. Special mention also goes to Robert Ragland for his wonderful music score. The music is both beautifully stirring and melodic, a perfect piece for this film.

The cast is also great. Stars Michael Berry and Emby Mellay are likable and attractive leads.

The Touch of Satan is a much better horror film than many will give it a chance to be. Don't get me wrong, no one loves MST3K more than I do, but Touch of Satan is a horror movie that works even without the riffing.

*** 1/2 out of ****

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