The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1970)

The Blood on Satan’s Claw (also released as Satan’s Skin) is a 1970 British horror film made by Tigon British Film Productions and directed by Piers Haggard. The film was written by Robert Wynne-Simmons, with additional material by Piers Haggard, and stars Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden and Barry Andrews. It is set in early 18th century England, and tells the story of a village taken over by demonic possession.  In his 2010 BBC documentary series A History of Horror, writer and actor Mark Gatiss referred to the film as a prime example of a short-lived subgenre he called folk horror, grouping it with 1968’s Witchfinder General and 1973’s The Wicker Man. The film was to be Patrick Wymark’s last English language film, and was released three months after his death.

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