R | | Horror
Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.
According to screenwriter Robert Wynne-Simmons, the previous success of Witchfinder General (1968) caused the studio to pressure the writers to replicated elements of that film for Blood on Satan's Claw. Wynne-Simmons said that the scenes where the Judge studies the book on witches, and the scene where the villagers witch-duck Margaret, were both added at the insistence of the Tigon Studio executives.
Judge yourself fortunate... she would never have made a good wife for you
There are two spelling errors in the opening titles: the production company is called Tigron instead of Tigon (in the copyright notice beneath the main title), and screen veteran James Hayter is billed as James Hoyter.
A deleted scene, considered too graphic in 1970, has been restored in the current UK DVD release.
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