The Blood on Satan’s Claw
Director: Piers Haggard Run Time: 97 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1971
Starring: Anthony Ainley, Barry Andrews, Linda Hayden, Michele Dotrice, Patrick Wymark, Wendy Padbury
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One of the three defining films of British folk horror (alongside Witchfinder General and The Wicker Man), THE BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW is a thrilling period piece that reflects 1970s British unease with youth culture. When the deformed skeleton of an in-human beast is uncovered in a field, the local teenagers, led by the beautiful but sinister Angel (Hayden), begin to perform forbidden rituals in the woods.