Blood on Satan’s Claw is a brand new audio adaptation of the 1971 British horror film of the same name, starring Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith, with original cast member, Linda Hayden. Along with The Witchfinder General and The Wicker Man, the cult classic is one of three movies that make up the mini-genre known as ‘folk horror’.
In 17th century England, a plough uncovers a grisly skull in the furrows of a farmer’s field. The skull disappears, but its malefic influence begins to work in insidious ways upon the nearby village of Hexbridge. First, the cows stop milking and the fruit turns rotten on the trees. Then, an insolent ungodliness takes hold of the local children; mysterious fur patches appear on limbs; and people start disappearing…
Something evil is stirring in the woods. Something that is corrupting the village youth, who retreat to the woodland deeps to play their pernicious games. Hysteria spreads as it becomes clear that the Devil has come to Hexbridge, to incarnate himself on earth. Can the villagers, led by the Squire Middleton and Reverend Fallowfield, prevent the Devil gaining human form?
Adapted from the original screenplay by horror writer Mark Morris, Blood on Satan’s Claw also stars Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Prevenge), John Heffernan (Ripper Street, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell), Ralph Ineson (The Witch, The Office), Thomas Turgoose (This is England), Rebecca Ryan (Shameless) and Philip Hill-Pearson (Good Cop).
Blood On Satan’s Claw is available now to download from Audible.