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Evil Heritage (1976)
"Satan's Slave" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  August 1979 (USA)
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A young girl is caught up in a devil cult run by her evil uncle and cousin. She can trust no one and even people she thought were dead comes back to haunt her.

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Uncle Alexander Yorke
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Stephen Yorke
Candace Glendenning ...
Catherine Yorke
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Frances
Michael Craze ...
John
Gloria Maley ...
Janice (as Gloria Walker)
James Bree ...
Malcolm Yorke
Celia Hewitt ...
Elizabeth Yorke
David McGillivray ...
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A young girl is caught up in a devil cult run by her evil uncle and cousin. She can trust no one and even people she thought were dead comes back to haunt her. Written by <jonas.urve@mailbox.swipnet.se>

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It's Catherine's birthday. You're invited to her torture party.

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Composer John Scott had only seven musicians to play his score. See more »

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Uncle Alexander Yorke: The thing I admire most about you, Francis, is your ability to suffer in silence. Don't ever change.
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Referenced in Terror (1978) See more »

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Good but if you're like me you'll only remember Michael Grough's mustache
30 August 2009 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable British horror garbage about a girl who is to be use as a vessel for the return of an evil witch by a band of satanists that are lead by her uncle and cousin.

Violent in a very graphic way (one character has a nasty thing happen to his eye) this is the sort of British horror film that seemed to be popping up on double feature bills in the late 70's before turning around and having a occasional screenings on late night TV. They were violent and uncomfortable affairs that made you squirm at the unpleasant things going on (the cousin is a sadist who abuses women). They were a bit more intelligent than many American horror films and got you in the head as well as in the viscera. Here the film is constantly disorienting you since we are like our heroine not sure of what is and what isn't real, though to be honest we do have a good sense that all is not well.

I've seen this film a couple of times over the years and I've enjoyed it for the most part though its not something I've ever really sought to see the second third or fourth time, it was just something that happened. To be honest one one memory of the film is Michael Grough's mustache which is this big fluff affair and every time I see the film again I remember I saw it because of facial hair. Not a ringing endorsement I know but I should add that I do end up watching the film to the end.

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