The Blood on Satan's Claw

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  • R
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.4  (7,254)

In the small village of Hexbridge in the 17th century England, a group of young people stumble upon a buried skeletal hand in a desolate field. As if awakening a malevolent force upon the village, the children are soon plagued by bizarre and violent behavior. Strange occurrences and disappearances follow, but the townsfolk refuse to acknowledge or confront the terrifying reality.

The local judge, played by Patrick Wymark, is determined to maintain order in the community and investigates the strange happenings. He soon discovers that the hand belongs to a demonic creature called the devil's bride, and it has created an evil cult filled with youth members hoping to appease their satanic master.

Soon, the village is engulfed in a dark supernatural spiral that, through ritualistic sacrifice and sexual deviancy, threatens to consume all within its reach. The stakes grow ever higher as the judge struggles against a town consumed by darkness and the spread of Satanic panic.

Linda Hayden stars as Angel Blake, a young and seductive member of the cult keen to please the bloodthirsty devil in their minds. Barry Andrews also stars, playing opposite Hayden as the pious and principled young man hunting for the root of the bloodshed in his community.

The Blood on Satan's Claw is a chilling horror film packed full of eerie visual metaphors and haunting symbolism. Its themes of hysteria and moral panic in a claustrophobic and isolated village setting made it a cult classic of the early 70s.

The film is notable for its unsettling atmosphere, created through a combination of eerie sets, haunting score, and minimalist camerawork. It conjures a sense of brooding, foreboding and otherworldliness that lingers long after the credits roll.

At the movie's core is a cautionary tale of the dangers of mass hysteria, religious zealotry and blind faith. It is set in a time when the boundaries between religion and magic, science and superstition, were blurred. It is a time when the terror of the unknown and the satanic panic combined to spark a frenzied witch hunt across Europe and America.

The Blood on Satan's Claw is a unique and terrifying cinematic examination of this history. It raises troubling questions about human nature, social control, and the power of belief, all while creating an unforgettable horror experience.

As the children's strange cultish behavior escalates at the movie's climax, viewers can't help but feel a sense of dread building. As the malevolent creature makes a terrifying appearance for the first time, the movie reaches a fever pitch of terror, leading to a shocking and visceral finale that will leave viewers gasping for breath.

The Blood on Satan's Claw is a classic of horror cinema that continues to influence filmmakers to this day. With its traumatizing imagery, challenging themes, and spine-chilling score, it remains one of the best and most unsettling horror movies of all time.

The Blood on Satan's Claw is a 2017 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

The Blood on Satan's Claw
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    1 hr 32 min
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    6.4  (7,254)