1971 BBFC Cert. “X”

The Blood on Satan’s Claw

In the 17th-century countryside of England, the landsman Ralph Gower finds a skull with one eye and fur in the field. He summons the local judge to see his finding but it has disappeared. Meanwhile, the local Peter Edmonton brings his fiancée Rosalind Barton to his aunt’s house to marry her the next day. However, during the night Rosalind becomes insane and in the morning she is sent to an asylum and Peter sees a claw that has replaced her hand….

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Production Details

A Tigon Production
Pinewood Studios, London, England
97 Mins

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Original Poster

Blood on Satan's Claw 1971

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At one point both Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee were suggested for the role of the Judge but were considered to be too expensive.

Patrick Wymark died shortly after making this film.

The barn where the Judge, played by Patrick Wymark, tortures the possessed girl, played by Michele Dotrice, to discover the meeting place of the Satan worshipers also appears in another Tigon production, The Beast in the Cellar (1971).

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