Blood On Satan's Claw (1971)
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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.
A CHILL-FILLED Festival of HORROR!
Title: Blood On Satan's Claw
Release Date: April 14, 1971
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: R
Patrick Wymark ...The Judge
Linda Hayden ...Angel Blake
Barry Andrews ...Ralph Gower
Michele Dotrice ...Margaret
James Hayter ...Squire Middleton (also as James Hoyter)
Anthony Ainley ...Reverend Fallowfield
Howard Goorney ...The Doctor
Avice Landone ...Isobel Banham (as Avice Landon)
Charlotte Mitchell ...Ellen Vespers
Wendy Padbury ...Cathy Vespers
Tamara Ustinov ...Rosalind Barton
Simon Williams ...Peter Edmonton
Robin Davies ...Mark Vespers
Harry Fielder ...Militiaman
Denis Gilmore ...
Geoffrey Hughes ...Drinking Villager
Godfrey James ...Mr. Blake - Angel's Father
Eric Mason ...Villager
Andrew McCulloch ...
Derrick O'Connor ...Member of Mob Chasing Margaret
yvonne Paul ...Dancing Girl
Milton Reid ...Dog Handler
Jill Riddick ...
Lesley Roach ...Actress
Roberta Tovey ...Coven Member
Jason Twelvetrees ...
Anna Wing ...Villager
Peter L. Andrews
Malcolm B. Heyworth
Robert Wynne Simmons
More Movie Taglines:
- A CHILL-FILLED Festival of HORROR!
- A living nightmare of black magic... and unspeakable evil!
- The Judge: I give you His Catholic Majesty King James III, may God bless him and keep him in exile
The Doctor: My lord, when I heard of Ralph Gower's discovery, I was reminded of this old volume. Mock, sir, if you will. These sages had access to much wisdom. The Judge: Doctor, witchcraft is dead and discredited. Are you bent on reviving forgotten horrors?
The Judge: You must have patience, even while people die. Only thus can the whole evil be destroyed. You must let it grow.
The Doctor: How do we know, sir, what is dead? You come from the city. You cannot know the ways of the country. See... this picture. Did Ralph not describe such a countenance? The Judge: Perhaps some such thing.
The Judge: Leave me to judge who is innocent.
- Patrick Wymark died shortly after making this film
At one point Christopher Lee was suggested for the role of the Judge but was considered to be too expensive.
The opening credits of some versions of the film title it "The Blood on Satan's Claw", where as others drop the word THE and title it simply "Blood on Satan's Claw."
According to director Piers Haggard it was Samuel Z. Arkoff, producer for American International Pictures, who came up with the film's title.
The film was originally conceived as three stories that would play out separately, but all have the unearthed remains of Satan being the linking factor between them. The stories of Peter Edmonton and his mad fiance, the possessed village children, and the Judge's battle with evil were all at first suppose to take place independently. However when the script was written it was decided that the plots should be combined to create one central story.
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