April 16, 2021

This Day in Halloween: British folk horror film "The Blood on Satan’s Claw" opens across the U.S. in 1971. / Illustration by Mikayla Webb.

The Blood on Satan’s Claw opens across the U.S. in 1971. The British “folk horror” film about the demonic possession of a village stars Patrick Wymark, but is released after his death, when it flops. Critical regard has grown for the film over time.