PG | | Horror
A young man meets a farm girl who is actually a witch.
This was a rather obscure film (outside of horror-buff circles) until it was given resurgence on a 1998 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). The episode became a popular one from the series' ninth season. MST3K fans frequently reference this film by quoting Melissa's off-beat line, "This is where the fish lives."
Who are you?
Satan: I am a friend and companion of the night. I rejoice in spilled blood and the baying of dogs. I wander among shades and tombs. I am Gorgo, and Mormo, of the thousand-faced moon.
During the finale of the movie when Jodie walks up to Melissa at the pond there is a long shot that shows him standing directly in front of her. In the reverse shot he is shown standing several feet from her.
In the version of this film that appeared on Mystery Science Theater 3000 there is a brief negative flaw in the closing credits. The cast begins to scroll up when suddenly the bottom of the credits drop and reappear.
Most versions of The Touch of Satan edit some shots of nudity during the climatic love-making sequence - this includes the cuts shown on early VHS releases of the film and on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode. The 1980 re-release of the film (entitled: Night of the Demon) leaves the footage intact and includes a missing line of dialogue.