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The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)

 -  Horror  -  January 1971 (UK)
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Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

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Complete credited cast:
Patrick Wymark ...
The Judge
Linda Hayden ...
Barry Andrews ...
Ralph Gower
Michele Dotrice ...
Margaret
Wendy Padbury ...
Anthony Ainley ...
Reverend Fallowfield
Charlotte Mitchell ...
Ellen
Tamara Ustinov ...
Rosalind Barton
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Peter Edmonton
James Hayter ...
Squire Middleton (as James Hoyter in opening credits)
Howard Goorney ...
The Doctor
Avice Landone ...
Isobel Banham (as Avice Landon)
Robin Davies ...
Mark Vespers
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Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

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January 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Aima sta nyhia tou Satana  »

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£82,000 (estimated)
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On her first day of filming, star Linda Hayden cut her foot badly and had to be rushed to a local hospital for stitches. See more »

Goofs

There are two spelling errors in the opening titles: the production company is called Tigron instead of Tigon (in the copyright notice beneath the main title), and screen veteran James Hayter is billed as James Hoyter. See more »

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The Judge: I give you His Catholic Majesty King James III, may God bless him and keep him in exile
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Better than Witchfinder General!
21 September 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Quite simply, 'Blood On Satan's Claw' is the finest horror film produced in Britain in the Seventies. Haunting, horrific and hopelessly compelling it deserves far greater recognition than it currently warrants. Linda Hayden, the most talented actress working in British exploitation films at the time, delivers her finest performance in the film, and it is one light years ahead of the standard in the genre. Patrick Wymark, in his last film role, is also excellent, and music, direction and art direction are all of an exceptionally high standard. Interestingly, the film was shot as 'The Devil's Touch', and originally released late in 1970 as 'Satan's Skin'. For some reason business wasn't too good and it was rereleased the following year on a more succesful double bill with 'The Beast In The Cellar'. Don't miss it!


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