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Evil Heritage (1976)

Satan's Slave (original title)
R | | Horror | August 1979 (USA)
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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A fair share of the crew worked on deferred salaries. See more »

Quotes

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 Inside the Tower (2015) See more »

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The film that turned me into a Norman J. Warren fan.
12 September 2010 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

"Satan's Slave" sure was a pleasant surprise, since I went into it with not a lot of expectations (back in 2007, on a first time DVD viewing). Before this one, I had previously seen one other Norman J. Warren effort, namely "Inseminoid" (what I would describe as a dubious "Alien" rip-off with a bit of an early Cronenberg-vibe to it). But never mind that one.

"Satan's Slave" moves at a rather slow pace, but I didn't hold that against it (movies from different eras usually have a different pace to them anyway). A gorgeous leading lady witnesses her parents dying in a car crash. She is kept at her uncle's mansion to recuperate. Uncle and nephew have rather sinister plans with her.

"Satan's Slave" is not exactly a 'satanic worshiping cult' movie, but more a macabre tale of reincarnation. Lots of 70's female nudity, some torture, some sacrifices, some nice atmospheric looking scenery surrounding the mansion and a few nasty & gory make-up effects. The make-up was handled rather well also, given the budget available. And we have a nice twist at the end, wrapping things up.

By now I have seen all of Norman J. Warren's horror films - even became a bit of a fan of the man - and I think his "Satan's Slave" still ranks up there as my favorite. Followed by the aforementioned "Inseminoid" (something most people can't really grasp, since it's usually to be found at the bottom of their list with Norman J. Warren favorites).


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