21 May 2024
The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
93 min.
Directed by Piers Haggard.
With Linda Hayden, Patrick Wymark, Barry Andrews, Michele Dotrice, James Hayter, Wendy Patbury, Tamara Ustinov, Simon Williams.
Very good British gothic horror set on the English Moors.

A plowboy discovers the fleshy remains of an odd creature who just happens to be Satan. The local town teenagers then begin behaving strangely, forming a sort of cult and killing off villagers as sacrifices to their possessor god. Beautifully set in Cornwall 1670, vividly shot, wonderfully acted and featuring some grisly deaths, this one is a true little sleeper.

Also known as Satan's Skin.

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