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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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Sleazy and fascinating devil worship in a great Spanish horror film! See more (18 total) »

Cast

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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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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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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Sleazy and fascinating devil worship in a great Spanish horror film!, 9 August 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

It would appear that Spain is actually a more prolific producer of horror films than I had first thought. This film isn't very well known, and that's a real shame as it's undoubtedly one of the best that the country ever produced. Satan's Blood handles the ever popular horror film theme of devil worship, and it does it with a lot of style, blood and nudity; all of which ensure that the film is more than just your average satanic slice of exploitation. The way that the plot is put forward is fascinating as director Carlos Puerto keeps the action simple, and by concentrating on just a handful of characters, it's easy to buy into the sex-laden plot line. The story follows a young couple; Andres and Ana, who decide to travel with another couple they have just met to their lovely home in the country. The man of the pair says that he knows Andres from school; although Andres can't remember him, and there's a reason for that, as they've never met before and the couple whose home they're going to are keen disciples of the devil!

The film features a lot of interesting diabolical elements, from things such as Ouija boards to mass orgies on top of a pentagram. The more sordid elements of the film don't stop the director from telling an interesting story, however, as Puerto uses them to his advantage and the sordid elements help rather than hinder the film from a storytelling perspective. It is true that the film loses tension at times because of the breaks to show another sex scene, but many people will be tuning into this film to see sleaze; and they certainly won't be disappointed. Director Carlos Puerto also implements several things such as a creepy porcelain doll into the proceedings, which help to give the film more of a horror edge. There's a lot more nudity in this film than there is gore, but what there is in the way of blood is well used, and one scene in particular; which involves the couple's dog, is particularly nasty and liable to offend. Overall, even though Satan's Blood is heinously underseen, I personally wouldn't hesitate to rate it as a first class slice of Euro-horror, and it comes highly recommended.

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