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The Blood on Satan's Claw$
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David Evans-Powell

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348349

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348349.001.0001

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Production and Reception

Production and Reception

(p.11) Production and Reception
Devil’s Advocates

David Evans-Powell

David Evans-Powell

Liverpool University Press

This chapter outlines the film’s production, release and reception. It includes brief biographies for the key creatives (Piers Haggard, director; Robert Wynne-Simmons, writer; Marc Wilkinson, composer; Dick Bush, Director of Photography), a detailed history on the film’s inception and production, an account of the film’s release and its immediate reception, and a summary of its home release and its emergent cult status. This chapter concludes with a consideration of the film’s locations, the time setting for the film (an approximate early 18th Century) and a short discussion on the influence of Ingmar Bergman’s films on Satan’s Claw’s aesthetic and themes.

Keywords:   Piers Haggard, Robert Wynne-Simmons, Marc Wilkinson, Dick Bush, Ingmar Bergman

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