Blood on Satan’s Claw


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Blood on Satan’s Claw or the Devil’s Skin: A Most Sensational account of Devilry that took root in the village of Chapel Folding by Robert Wynne-Simmons with illustrations by Richard Wells

Hardcover – Unbound – Aug 2023 – 227 pages

Blood on Satan’s Claw is widely regarded as part of the ‘unholy trinity’ of cult classics which gave birth to the film genre that would become known as folk horror. Along with The Wicker Man and Witchfinder General, it found new ways to terrify audiences using elements of superstition and folklore.

Now, fifty years after its release, readers can experience the unearthing of this terror in the film’s first official novelization: a compelling and frightening retellings of the fate of unfortunate villagers sacrificed by their own children as devil worship infiltrates their rural existence.

Written by the film’s orginial screenwriter Robert Wynne-Simmons and featuring haunting new illustrations from Richard Wells, it is an atmospheric and defining cult classic in the making.


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