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Writer:
David McGillivray (screenplay)
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Release Date:
August 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's Catherine's birthday. You're invited to her torture party.
Plot:
A young girl is caught up in a devil cult run by her evil uncle and cousin. She can trust no one and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Report: London Film Memorabilia Convention: Hammer & Horror Film Day
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Satan's Slave Ordered to Come to DVD
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Cast

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Michael Gough ... Uncle Alexander Yorke

Martin Potter ... Stephen Yorke

Candace Glendenning ... Catherine Yorke

Barbara Kellerman ... Frances

Michael Craze ... John
Gloria Maley ... Janice (as Gloria Walker)

James Bree ... Malcolm Yorke
Celia Hewitt ... Elizabeth Yorke
David McGillivray ... Priest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Conway ... Puritan with whip (uncredited)
Richard Crafter ... Mad Monk 2 (uncredited)
Nick Maley ... Mad Monk 1 (uncredited)
Paula Patterson ... Woman disemboweled by Stephen (uncredited)
Monika Ringwald ... Camilla York (uncredited)
Moira Young ... Alexander's wife in prologue (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman J. Warren 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David McGillivray  screenplay

Produced by
Richard Crafter .... producer
Les Young .... producer
Moira Young .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Scott 
 
Cinematography by
Denis Balkin 
Steve Haskett 
John Metcalfe 
John Simmons 
Les Young 
 
Art Direction by
Hayden Pearce 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Grantham .... makeup supervisor
Nick Maley .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Elliott .... second assistant director
Bryan Hirst .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jane Saker .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Adam Alexander .... boom operator
Richard Laughton .... sound recordist
Ken Scrivener .... dubbing mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Barber .... electrician
John Moore .... chief electrician
 
Music Department
Greg Cutler .... music recordist
Gerry Kitchingham .... music recordist
John Scott .... conductor
 
Other crew
Tony Lewis .... contact: Technicolor
Moira Young .... continuity (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Evil Heritage" - USA
"Раб Сатаны" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Die Teufelsbrut - Sklaven des Satans" - West Germany (video title)
"El esclavo de Satán" - Spain (cable TV title)
"Esclave de Satan" - France
"Satan's Slave" - France (DVD title)
"Sklavin des Satans" - West Germany (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
UK:86 min (cut version) | USA:86 min
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Color:
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
France:12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (video re-rating) (2004) (uncut) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (SPIO: X) (cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Barbara Kellerman is dubbed by Stephanie Beacham.See more »
Quotes:
Uncle Alexander Yorke:The thing I admire most about you, Francis, is your ability to suffer in silence. Don't ever change.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015) (V)See more »

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What are the differences between the BBFC 18 Version and the US Version?
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This is what occult filmmaking is all about, 11 June 2014

Every once in a while I discover an obscure Gem that reminds me of what film is about.

This is one of those Gems.

I procured a copy of this through a gorehouse collection which consists of 12 other equally obscure films and this is amongst the best of the collection.

Sure it contains 'aspects' of sexploitation, but nothing really extreme, and very tastefully done I might add. The way the film portrays the female body, even in the scenes of sadism, is as an art form, a vehicle of expression, not an object to be manipulated, at least not by the viewer.

The story of a girl who is about to turn "the proper age" to assist in a necromancy ritual is portrayed quite naturally.

I also find the acting exquisite and very theatrical, which the British are well known for. The female actresses come across as majestic and feminine, but with a soft, inner resilience as well. I really love this about these British actresses.

The hallucination scenes are intimate and sensually sadistic. In them we get a hint of the potential fate of Catherine and we get to look through her beautiful eyes as she unravels her own possible outcome.

The only thing slightly holding this great film experience back is the fact that it could use a clean up and decent digital transfer to capture all its atmospheric beauty. But this is an incidental problem and not necessarily a problem of the filmmakers themselves.

Which is why I still give it a full 10. I cannot blame the old film transfer problems on the filmmaker or the actors.

This is a great jewel of a film and I really love it a lot. Highly recommended.

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