|SATAN'S SLAVE (EVIL HERITAGE) (director: Norman J. Warren; screenwriter: David McGillivray; cinematographer: Les Young; editor: ; music: John Scott; cast: Michael Gough (Uncle Alexander Yorke), Martin Potter (Stephen Yorke), Candace Glendenning (Catherine Yorke), Barbara Kellerman (Frances), Michael Craze (John), David McGillivray (Priest), Monika Ringwald (), (); Runtime: 84; MPAA Rating: R; producers: Les Young/Richard Crafter; Monumental Pictures; 1976-UK)|
|"A nutty stab at devil worship in
by Dennis Schwartz
nutty stab at devil worship in GB, that's directed
with high production values but with little else that
rocks by Brit filmmaker Norman J. Warren ("Prey"/"Terror"/"Inseminoid").
The so-so director seems to love to use terror cliches
whenever. The weak screenplay and abominable dialogue
is written by David McGillivray, who plays
the priest. It was garishly filmed on location in
20-year-old Catherine Yorke (Candace
Glendenning) finds strange things
happening in her eccentric Uncle Alexander's (Michael
Gough) country mansion when she visits.
Uncle's the screwy leader of a cult trying to
reincarnate witches by human sacrifices. Stephen
Yorke (Martin Potter) is Uncle's
necromancer son. Both are intent in using Catherine's
body to resurrect an ancestor who was burned as a
witch two centuries ago, as they stab her to death
after sliding the knife over her nipples.
shocker has a twist ending, which was given away in
the opening act.
Michael Craze plays the heroine's boyfriend.
REVIEWED ON 5/3/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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