The Blood on Satan's Claw

Blood on Satan's Claw
The Blood on Satan's Claw (also released as Satan's Skin) is a 1971 British horror film made by Tigon British Film Productions and directed by Piers Haggard.wikipedia
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The Blood on Satan's Claw (also released as Satan's Skin) is a 1971 British horror film made by Tigon British Film Productions and directed by Piers Haggard.
It is best remembered for its horror films, particularly Witchfinder General (directed by Michael Reeves, 1968) and The Blood on Satan's Claw (directed by Piers Haggard, 1971).

Linda Hayden

The film was written by Robert Wynne-Simmons, with additional material by Piers Haggard, and stars Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden and Barry Andrews. Mark (Robin Davies), one of the three children, is lured out by his classmates, who are playing truant from their scripture classes so they can play ritualistic games in a ruined church under their ringleader, Angel Blake (Linda Hayden). Haggard says Linda Hayden had to be used as she was under contract to Tony Tenser.
She next featured in two horror films; playing Alice Hargood in Hammer's Taste the Blood of Dracula, (1970), followed by a memorable performance as the demonically possessed Angel Blake in The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970), made by Tigon.

Barry Andrews (actor)

Barry Andrews
The film was written by Robert Wynne-Simmons, with additional material by Piers Haggard, and stars Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden and Barry Andrews.
Barry Andrews (born 1944) is a British actor best known for his work in horror films such as Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) and The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970).

Robert Wynne-Simmons

The film was written by Robert Wynne-Simmons, with additional material by Piers Haggard, and stars Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden and Barry Andrews.
In 1970, he wrote the screenplay for Blood on Satan's Claw.

Tamara Ustinov

Meanwhile, Peter Edmonton (Simon Williams) brings his fiancee, Rosalind Barton (Tamara Ustinov), to meet his aunt, Mistress Banham (Avice Landone), with whom the judge is staying.
Tamara "Tammy" Ustinov (born 1945) is a British actress known for appearing in the films The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970), Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971), and The Last Horror Movie (2003), and television series such as Skorpion and Bergerac.

A History of Horror

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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.
He also identifies a short-lived subgenre of British folk horror drawing on paganism and folklore, including Witchfinder General (1968), his personal favourite Blood on Satan's Claw (1970) and The Wicker Man (1973).

Simon Williams (actor)

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Meanwhile, Peter Edmonton (Simon Williams) brings his fiancee, Rosalind Barton (Tamara Ustinov), to meet his aunt, Mistress Banham (Avice Landone), with whom the judge is staying.
His film career includes appearances in The Touchables (1968), The Breaking of Bumbo (1970), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970), Three for All (1976), The Incredible Sarah (1976), Jabberwocky (1977), The Uncanny (1977), The Odd Job (1978), and the Peter Sellers films The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), and The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980).

Patrick Wymark

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The film was written by Robert Wynne-Simmons, with additional material by Piers Haggard, and stars Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden and Barry Andrews.
Wymark's film appearances included: Children of the Damned (1964), Operation Crossbow (1965), Repulsion (1965), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Witchfinder General (1968), Battle of Britain (1969), Doppelgänger (1969), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970) and Cromwell (1970)

Piers Haggard

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The Blood on Satan's Claw (also released as Satan's Skin) is a 1971 British horror film made by Tigon British Film Productions and directed by Piers Haggard.
His film work includes Wedding Night (1970); the cult classic The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970); the cinema version of Quatermass (1980); Summer Story (1988); The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980), Peter Sellers' last film; and Venom (1982).

Anthony Ainley

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Angel Blake attempts to seduce the curate, Reverend Fallowfield (Anthony Ainley).
Other notable roles include a subaltern in the 1969 film version of Oh! What a Lovely War, Dietz in the 1975 film version of The Land That Time Forgot, Reverend Fallowfield in the Tigon film The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971), Henry Sidney in Elizabeth R (1971), Clive Hawksworth in Spyder's Web (1972), Rev. Emilius in the BBC's adaptation of The Pallisers (1974), Johnson in the first episode of the BBC programme Secret Army (1977), and Sunley in The Avengers episode "Noon Doomsday" (1968).

Michele Dotrice

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Ralph finds men attempting to drown a girl named Margaret (Michele Dotrice), whom they suspect of witchcraft.
In 1970 she had starring roles in the horror thrillers And Soon the Darkness (1970) and The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970).

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The Blood on Satan's Claw (also released as Satan's Skin) is a 1971 British horror film made by Tigon British Film Productions and directed by Piers Haggard.
Examples are the short story Children of the Corn (1977) and the derivative film franchise, and the films Witchfinder General (1968), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971), Midsommar, Straw Dogs (1971), Gwen, Deliverance (1972), and The Wicker Man (1973).

Godfrey James

His film appearances include: Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), Witchfinder General (1968), The Oblong Box (1969), Cry of the Banshee (1970), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970), Villain (1971), Hide and Seek (1972), The Land That Time Forgot (1974), At the Earth's Core (1976), Camille (1984), Out of Order (1987) and Piccolo Grande Amore (1993y).

The Wicker Man

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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.
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 1971's The Blood on Satan's Claw.

Robin Davies

Mark (Robin Davies), one of the three children, is lured out by his classmates, who are playing truant from their scripture classes so they can play ritualistic games in a ruined church under their ringleader, Angel Blake (Linda Hayden).
His film credits included the Lindsay Anderson films If.... (1968), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) and Britannia Hospital (1982), and a cameo in Shakespeare in Love (1998).

Witchfinder General (1968 film)

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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.
Tigon's own The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970) was produced "as a successor, in spirit if not in story" to Witchfinder General, and borrowed Reeves's usage of "the usually tranquil English countryside as a place of terror."

Wendy Padbury

Mark's sister, Cathy (Wendy Padbury), is gathering flowers for his grave when two boys attack and bind her under the pretence of a game.
Her film appearances included a brief role in Charlie Bubbles (1967) with Albert Finney, and Piers Haggard's cult British horror film The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970) as the unfortunate Cathy Vespers.

Avice Landone

Meanwhile, Peter Edmonton (Simon Williams) brings his fiancee, Rosalind Barton (Tamara Ustinov), to meet his aunt, Mistress Banham (Avice Landone), with whom the judge is staying.

Trunk Records

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The soundtrack was released on CD and limited-edition vinyl LP by Trunk Records in 2007.
It was founded in 1995 by Jonny Trunk, and has since gained a cult following as a result of the releases of highly influential material from scores for films such as The Wicker Man, Deep Throat, Kes, The Blood on Satan's Claw and George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead.

Marc Wilkinson

Marc Wilkinson (born 27 July 1929) is an Australian composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including The Blood on Satan's Claw, and incidental music for the theatre, most notably for Peter Shaffer's The Royal Hunt of the Sun.

James Hayter (actor)

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The next day, the judge departs for London, leaving the pompous and slow-witted Squire Middleton (James Hayter) in charge, but promises to return.

Bix, Oxfordshire

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The ruined church in the film is at Bix Bottom in Oxfordshire.
Scenes from the 1971 Tigon British Film Productions film The Blood on Satan's Claw were filmed there.