Tyler: live from the Dr. Henry Armitage Memorial High School AV Room
Welcome to episode 115 of The Horror Pod Class. My name is Tyler and I run Signal Horizon a magazine dedicated to exploring genre fiction in and out of the classroom.
Orrin: And I’m Orrin Grey, author and general purveyor of weirdness here at Signal Horizon and elsewhere.
Tyler: Tonight on the Horror Pod Class we are going to spend some time talking about what we have been watching and reading, we will help you find some free genre content on the internet and finally we will spend the remainder of the episode exploring our folk horror roots with the 1971 Folk horror basic Blood on Satan’s Claw.
What Have we Been Watching
Tyler: Archenemy Gritty action super hero DVD has a great BTS feature (Out February 16th from RLJE) , Shadows and Tall Tree’s Anthology from Undertow, Silence and the Darkness (Out now on VOD)
Orrin: Well, I guess I can reveal that I’ve been watching Friday the 13th: The Series for my new column at Signal Horizon! https://signalhorizon.com/something-weird-on-tv-friday-the-13th-the-series/
La Llorona, Lovecraft Country and Promising Young Woman received Golden Globe Nominations.
Dark Corners of the Web
Work Day from Kurt Fawver
Essential Question: Using Blood on Satan’s Claw how was Folk Horror Evolved
Complete credited cast:
Patrick Wymark Patrick Wymark … The Judge
Linda Hayden Linda Hayden … Angel Blake
Barry Andrews Barry Andrews … Ralph Gower
Michele Dotrice Michele Dotrice … Margaret
Wendy Padbury Wendy Padbury … Cathy Vespers
Anthony Ainley Anthony Ainley … Reverend Fallowfield
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell … Ellen
Tamara Ustinov Tamara Ustinov … Rosalind Barton
Simon Williams Simon Williams … Peter Edmonton
James Hayter James Hayter … Squire Middleton
Howard Goorney Howard Goorney … The Doctor
Avice Landone Avice Landone … Isobel Banham (as Avice Landon)
Robin Davies Robin Davies … Mark Vespers
Defining Folk Horror
Paper is By Dawn Keetly from Horror Homeroom we like them!r
Paper indicates some qualities of FH
- Monstrous Tribes
- “A Society that believes in a witch” not that the witch exists.
Some notes on the origin of the term and this film’s place in the “Unholy Trinity”
Winter’s Bone as Folk Horror
Rural Missouri as a place of folklore
Opening Scene of Satan’s Claw
Tyler: Antrum and Wicker Man
Orrin: Witchfinder General and The Witches (1966)
Anonymous Leterboxd User
I was assured that The Blood on Satan’s Claw was an actually good film for years. Upon watching it I discovered that it is a terribly boring movie but it shows a lot of boobs, which helped tremendously. If you would like to see some terrific female nudity you could watch The Blood on Satan’s Claw or you could google “breasts” and see something equally as impressive.
Tyler: Rawhead Rex
Tyler has been the editor in chief of Signal Horizon since its conception. He is also the Director of Monsters 101 at Truman State University a class that pairs horror movie criticism with survival skills to help middle and high school students learn critical thinking. When he is not watching, teaching or thinking about horror he is the Director of Debate and Forensics at a high school in Kansas City, Missouri.