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Carlos Puerto (writer)
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Release Date:
14 August 1978 (Spain) See more »
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Plot:
A young couple are tricked into going into a sinister house where a coven of devil-worshipers waits for them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Prince of Fornication? Father of Incest?? See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Ángel Aranda ... Bruno
Sandra Alberti ... Berta
Mariana Karr ... Ana (as Marian Karr)
José María Guillén ... Andres
Manuel Pereiro
Luis Barboo ... Guarda (as Luis Bar-boo)
José Pagán ... Médico
Isidro Luengo ... Vecino
Ascensión Moreno ... Vecina
Carlos Castellano ... Mendigo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Jiménez del Oso ... Himself (uncredited)
Óscar Simón ... Frayle (uncredited)

Directed by
Carlos Puerto 
Juan Piquer Simón (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carlos Puerto  writer

Produced by
Juan Piquer Simón .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Librado Pastor 
 
Cinematography by
Andrés Berenguer 
 
Film Editing by
Pedro del Rey 
 
Art Direction by
Juan Piquer Simón 
 
Set Decoration by
Gonzalo Gonzalo 
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Martín .... makeup artist
Carmen Sánchez .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Francisco Ariza .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miguel Ángel Barbero .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Agudo .... second camera operator
Avelino Carla .... assistant camera
Simón López .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Blanca del Rey .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Eva Del Castillo .... script supervisor
Andrés Santana .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Escalofrío" - Spain (original title)
"Don't Panic" - UK, USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:82 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
UK:18 | West Germany:Not Rated (BPjM restricted)
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References Star Wars (1977)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Prince of Fornication? Father of Incest??, 17 October 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Throughout my many years as an avid horror fanatic, I encountered numerous movies dealing with devil worshipers & satanic cults, and therefore I also assumed I had already heard every name, title and form of address for the "character" of Satan. Wrong again, because in this underrated gem of 70's Spanish horror, there's a scene in which the speaker summons good 'ol Lucifer using a whole bunch of new, hugely offensive and exhilarating names, including Prince of Fornication, Master of Hate, Serpent of Genesis, Prince of Necrophilia, Father of Incest and High Master of the Black Arts. Other than being a surprisingly eloquent film, "Satan's Blood" is an atmospheric and ultra-sleazy highlight of European (more particularly Spanish) cult cinema. The plot is obviously simplistic and severely lacking logic as well as plausibility, but the film offers a continuous spitfire of eerie images, nudity that is simultaneously erotic and gratuitous, gore and genuinely morbid scenery. When the young newlyweds Andres and Ana are bored to death on a regular Saturday afternoon, they decide to take their dog out for a drive in the city. Waiting at a stoplight they're contacted by another couple of whom the husband claims to know Andres from high school, even though the latter doesn't remember him at all. Andres and Ana reluctantly follow the couple to their secluded mansion in the countryside where they all join in sinister Ouija-board games, dangerous acts of seduction, a bit of inappropriate cannibalism and – of course – some good old satanic orgies. The couple behaves increasingly mysterious and obtrusive, but a heavy thunderstorm and car trouble prevent Andres & Ana from leaving. And even when they manage to get out of the house, they appear to have entered an inescapable spiral of satanic evil. "Satan's Blood" is an above average; I even daresay GOOD film despite the occasionally tedious moments and the overload of sex footage that constantly interrupts the suspense. A handful of sequences are downright creepy, notably the ones with the uncanny porcelain doll, and the fate of poor pretty Blackie is truly harrowing. The last 5 to 10 minutes are really terrific, full of gore and loaded with disturbance, repulsiveness and shock value. Massive recommendation for fans of 70's exploitation or Euro-cult horror in general.

On a slightly less important note, the DVD version of "Satan's Blood" I watched even provides a bit of hilarity, as the subtitle track was clearly handled very unprofessionally. Sometimes there are English subtitles without there even are dialogs and most of the time the translations are just indisputably incorrect. For example, Andres clearly states he works as a mechanic but at the same time the subtitles claim he's a lawyer.

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